Brazil legend backs out of Israel visitmain
An Israel tour cancellation by Gilberto Gil, the Brazilian music star and former culture minister, is being hailed as a victory by Palestinian boycott promoters.
Here’s what Gilberto wrote: ‘We are very sorry but after careful consideration with our artists and band we will not be able to perform in Israel this year. The general sentiment of all is one of apprehension as Israel is going through this sensitive moment. We expect your understanding as this matter is also delicate for us. We love Israel and have always felt warmly welcomed. There will surely be other opportunities and we will be hoping for better times.’
We love Israel. That doesn’t sound like a boycott.