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Lana Del Rey says she will visit Palestine as well as playing Israeli festival

By | Published on Thursday 23 August 2018

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey has said that she will visit Palestine when she travels to Israel to perform at the Meteor Festival next month.

“My views on democracy and oppression are aligned with most liberal views”, she wrote inĀ a statement posted to Instagram. “We will still be playing our show in Israel. That being said, I understand the concern towards showing support to the Palestinians too. So I just wanted to let you know when I’m in Israel I will be visiting Palestine too and I look forward to meeting both Palestinian and Israeli children and playing music for everyone. I want peace for both Israel and Palestine”.

Del Rey previously addressed criticism of her decision to play the Israeli festival earlier this week, saying that it was “not a political statement or a commitment to the politics” of the country.

Responding to her latest statement, the Palestinian Campaign For The Academic And Cultural Boycott Of Israel said they wouldn’t welcome Del Rey on any trip to Palestine, saying: “We would welcome you to Palestine should you cancel your Meteor performance. But we cannot accept your token gesture as you step across our boycott picket line”.



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