Pet Shop Boys singer smacks down BDS bullies: Israel not an apartheid state

http://twitter.com/#!/InmindsCom/status/346398913806344192

The Pet Shop Boys are scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv on June 23, and — surprise! — the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” crowd has its knickers twisted into bunches. British Islamic/anti-Zionist group Innovative Minds went after the musicians, demanding that they “stand with the oppressed Palestinians” by refusing to perform in “apartheid Israel.”

http://twitter.com/#!/InmindsCom/status/346400327517487104

No dice this time, BDS bullies.

http://twitter.com/#!/petshopboys/status/346541894366531584

Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant wasn’t about to bow to the Palestinian propaganda:

I don’t agree with this comparison of Israel to apartheid-era South Africa. It’s a caricature. Israel has (in my opinion) some crude and cruel policies based on defence; it also has universal suffrage and equality of rights for all its citizens both Jewish and Arab. In apartheid-era South Africa, artists could only play to segregated audiences; in Israel anyone who buys a ticket can attend a concert.

Not a perfect statement, but a world apart from pro-BDS artists like Elvis Costello.

http://twitter.com/#!/einfal/status/346662375044288514
http://twitter.com/#!/BradEssex/status/347338949238333440
http://twitter.com/#!/Michael_Alex_NY/status/347363330446483458

Meanwhile, the anti-Israel propaganda continues:

http://twitter.com/#!/InmindsCom/status/347157961354932224

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