Israel, your Sun City moment has arrived

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We shall overcome"– Roger Waters’s ravishing treatment of the American civil rights anthem for Palestinians. "And we’ll break down those prison walls!!!" Check out the faces of Palestinian children. They’re human beings.

Oh and the big news: the Pixies cancelled their Israel gig, with sly reference to the flotilla. JTA:

"The decision was not reached easily, and we all know well the Israeli fans have been waiting for this visit for far too long," read a message received Sunday by the concert’s producers in Israel from the band’s management, according to reports. 

"We’d like to extend our deepest apologies to the fans, but events beyond all our control have conspired against us. We can only hope for better days, in which we will finally present the long awaited visit of the Pixies in Israel."

Also this:

"Intense pressure is being applied to foreign artists not to come to Israel," producer and promoter Shuki Weiss told the Israeli business daily Globes. "This is cultural terrorism."

Oh and there’s this: Rage Against the Machine deplores the siege of Gaza.

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