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The legendary musician, who is performing in two Tel Aviv concerts, says he is making a statement in response to attempts to silence artists

Nick Cave: I’m performing in Israel because of BDS (Jerusalem Post)
Nick Cave decided to perform in Israel this week as a direct result of the attempt by the BDS movement to silence artists, the performer said on Sunday

Aussie rocker Nick Cave says he’s in Israel because of BDS (Times of Israel)
Ahead of two sold-out concerts in Tel Aviv, the Bad Seeds singer says he kept away for 20 years, “acting scared”, but now decided to take a stand against censorship

Australian rocker Nick Cave spoke about his love for Israel and his decision to stand up against BDS at a press conference ahead of his Sunday and Monday night sold-out performances in Tel Aviv.

Cave said his connection to Israel began years ago during an initial visit. “People speak about loving a nation, but I felt a kind of connection that I couldn’t really describe,” he said.

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke responds as Ken Loach criticises Israel gig (Guardian)

Photo: Nick Cave at a press conference in Tel Aviv on November 11 (Israel Hayom)

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