Under Neocon Pressure, German Club Disinvites Hip-Hop Legend Talib Kweli and Brands Him ‘Anti-Semitic’ | Alternet

Under Neocon Pressure, German Club Disinvites Hip-Hop Legend Talib Kweli and Brands Him ‘Anti-Semitic’ | Alternet – On November 15, Conne Island stated on its Facebook page that the event with Kweli, which would have been his third appearance at the club, would not take place. The club explicitly acknowledged that Kweli’s stance toward Israel-Palestine was responsible for its decision. “Kweli is a subversive Twitter user. A couple of times, he made comments [by him] on Zionism, Israel and BDS. In one of his tweets, Kweli calls Israel an apartheid state, Zionists ‘oppressors’ and described them as his enemies,” Conne Island stated. Kweli’s support for the BDS (boycott, divestment and sactions) movement seemed to be a particular source of outrage. “It’s not a surprise that Kweli mentions the so-called BDS label in a positive way,” the club’s administrators wrote. “He calls for the boycott of the state of Israel, because ‘it’s a peaceful boycott to draw attention to apartheid.’”

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