R&B singer Alicia Keys announced that she is going forward with a July 4 performance in Tel Aviv despite calls from other artists to cancel her trip as part of a cultural boycott of Israel.
Musicians like Roger Waters, former member of the Pink Floyd band, and writers like Alice Walker have asked her not to go forward with these plans to protest Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians. (…)
Alicia Keys, whose albums include “Girl on Fire,” told The New York Times 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, and that is the spirit of our show.”