A pro-Palestinian organization has asked hip-hop musician Snoop Dogg to cancel a concert in Israel.
In a June 29 letter to the artist, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel said, “We strongly urge you to cancel your plans to perform in Israel until the time comes when Israel ends its illegal occupation of Palestinian and Arab territories and respects the relevant precepts of international law concerning Palestinian rights to freedom, self-determination and equality.”
The concert is scheduled for Sept. 18 in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan.
The letter challenged Snoop Dogg’s credentials as a hip-hop artist, saying that young Palestinians look to his music as a method of protest, and said his appearance in Israel would be another way of denying Palestinians their rights.
“Try to find out, for instance, how many Palestinian rappers, particularly those in besieged Gaza, will be allowed to attend your concert,” the letter said. “By performing in Ramat Gan, you are helping to perpetuate this special form of apartheid that denies us our rights.”