Waters and other artists have come out in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.
The Queen of Pop resisted calls to cancel the appearance in protest to Israel’s treatment of Palestine.
Madonna won’t cancel Israel performance: “I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda”
Roger Waters and other prominent musicians called on Madonna to scrap her planned appearance at Eurovision in protest of Israel’s treatment of Palestine.
He writes, “If you believe in human rights, Madonna, don’t play Tel Aviv.”
“What we actually have here is a fundamental difference of opinion as to what the purpose of music is,” Cave writes.
The move comes just days after defending her choice to play Israel’s Meteor Festival and a week out from the event.
Lana Del Rey defends decision to perform in Israel: “I believe music is universal and should be used to bring us together”
It’s “not a political statement or a commitment to the politics,” Del Rey adds.
“As long as the Israeli government commits war crimes against the Palestinian people we support their call for a boycott of Israel as a means of peaceful protest against the brutal occupation,” the band says in a statement.
The Israeli government is upset at the actress’ refusal to accept the Genesis Prize.
Stern’s profanity-laden rant against the pop singer asks why she’ll play in Russia, but not Israel.
Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel sign open letter in support of Lorde’s Israel concert cancelation
Mark Ruffalo, John Cusack, Kathleen Hanna, and Angel Davis also put their name to the letter.
The singer scrapped the performance citing the country’s mistreatment of Palestine.