Dionne Warwick won’t cancel Israel concert despite BDS pressure

Singer Dionne Warwick. Credit: istolethetv via Flickr.com.

(JNS.org) American singer Dionne Warwick said Wednesday that she will not cancel her planned concert in Israel despite pressure from Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement activists. 

"Art has no boundaries," said a statement released on Warwick's, coming just a day after hip-hop and R&B singer Lauryn Hill announced the cancellation of her own scheduled concert in Israel. 

Warwick "would never fall victim to the hard pressures of Roger Waters, from Pink Floyd, or other political people who have their views on politics in Israel," said the statement.

"Waters’s political views are of no concern to Ms. Warwick, as she holds her own unique views on world matters. ... If Ms. Warwick had an objection to performing in Israel, no offer would have been entertained and no contract would have been signed," the statement added.

Posted on May 6, 2015 .