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‘Girls on Fire’ tell Alicia Keys — Don’t play Apartheid Israel

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Cool new video from University of New Mexico – Students for Justice in Palestine – “This film is inspired by the Palestinian women who everyday nonviolently resist the illegal occupation of their land.”

From the video’s YouTube page:

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People around the world are calling on Alicia Keys to join figures such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Alice Walker and Roger Waters who are boycotting Israel’s human rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

In the spirit of the South African movement that helped end Apartheid, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) was called for by Palestinian civil society in 2005.

This film is inspired by the Palestinian women who everyday nonviolently resist the illegal occupation of their land.

Learn more & video sources:

http://www.bdsmovement.net/
http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/ocha
http://adalah.org/eng/Israeli-Discrim
http://www.hrw.org/news/2010/12/18/is

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hot video!

This Alicia Keys sounds like one very naive person. She is probably too stupid to see what she is doing but one would think she has some handlers that might see that this is a poor career choice. To make it so, avoid her concerts, avoid her music.

Great video, great imagery. If Alicia Keys wants some inspiration, something to write about, she should watch this. She might even learn something. However, I expect she is too wrapped up in her celebrity bubble to even have a clue what is going outside of her comfortable existence.

Imagine if Ms. Keys canceled her engagement in Israel. Then this song would
actually earn the power and dignity this video gives it.

Signed the petition weeks back but Alicia has decided to play Tel Aviv. In a statement to The New York Times, Ms. Keys said on Friday: “I look forward to my first visit to Israel. Music is a universal language that is meant to unify audiences in peace and love,… Read more »