Amid the pressure from anti-Israel groups, New Zealand pop singer Lorde canceled on Sunday her summer concert in Israel.
The Jerusalem rally on Saturday night was created to draw those who wanted to express their anger about government corruption but felt uncomfortable demonstrating with mostly left-wing supporters in Tel Aviv alongside signs that called for an end to the occupation or that expressed support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
They protested government corruption and demanded the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is under investigation in a number of cases. As part of this struggle, we believe that an economic, intellectual and artistic boycott is an effective way of speaking out against these crimes.
New Zealanders Nadia Abu-Shanab and Justine Sachs - respectively, Palestinian and Jewish - wrote an open letter on Thursday on the website, The Spinoff, saying that Lorde's scheduled performance in Israel "sends the wrong message". "This worked very effectively against apartheid in South Africa, and we hope it can work again". The UN General Assembly also denounced the move. Before she thanked her fans for "educating" her, she said that she has been discussing the matter with people and is "considering all options".
The promoter said Lorde would announce it to her fans on Twitter soon.
These boycotts are nothing new, with musician Elvis Costello having previously pulled out of a concert in Israel back in 2010.
Artists who have participated in the cultural boycott of Israel through the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement include Brian Eno and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, writers Arundhati Roy and Eduardo Galeano and film-maker Ken Loach.
While calls for boycotts are frequent, scores of acts still play Tel Aviv, including just in recent months artists like Radiohead, Cliff Richard, Future, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Take That and Bryan Adams.
Ukraine's prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, claimed that Yezhov had worked "for the enemy state [Russia] for a long time". If found guilty under the Ukrainian Criminal Code's high-treason laws he could face up to 15 years in prison.
Hardik Pandya played an explosive cameo hitting a six and a four before getting out on the third delivery he faced at 10 runs. Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 93 runs in the first T-20 match played in Cuttack, taking 1-0 lead in the series.
The streaks of light in the sky above California on Friday came from a SpaceX rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Falcon 9 launch was not enough to keep Musk busy. "Falcon 9 looked good all the way through that sequence".
Nebraska's employment numbers hit an all-time high in November, with 984,197 employed, up more than 5,600 from a year ago. Applications are a proxy for layoffs, and any reading below 300,000 is low by historical standards.
Legal challenges have forced Uber to halt UberPop in most major European countries in favour of UberX, which requires a licence. HAS become the second United Kingdom city to ban Uber after receiving more than 150 complaints about the taxi-hailing app.
The quake caused no major damage but tens of thousands of people spent the night outside for fear of aftershocks. The epicenter of the tremor was 3 kilometers from Malard, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the capital.
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M prior to the regular season finale against Louisiana-Monroe. Without the win, Florida States' record in games that went towards bowl eligibility would have dropped to 5-6.
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Snow forecast upped for tonight, tomorrow
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