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Natacha Atlas announces Israel boycott
Merav Yudilovitch
Published: 03.10.11, 09:44
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1. Only One Thing is Unclear
EGGM ,   Petah Tikva, Israel   (10.03.11)
Why is this news? A bunch of musicians are boycotting Israel, but none of them are big names. I don't think there's even one in that group whom I had heard about before their boycott appeared in the news. Why give these unimportant "artists" so much publicity?
2. Who?
Adam ,   Raanana   (10.03.11)
Looks like she needs all the help she can get.
3. stupid
Sam M ,   UK   (10.03.11)
If she was really against racism and apartheid she would condemn the palestinians for their proposed Jewish free state on the 'west bank' and praise Israel for the rights it gives to Israeli arabs. Just another shallow dumb 'celebrity'.
4. Sorry, but I have no idea who this is
Jacob Erickson ,   Holon, Israel   (10.03.11)
LAWRENCE ,   SAFED ISRAEL   (10.03.11)
Natasha Atlas should not contaminate the holy soil of Eretz Israel with her hostile presence ,her nasty political views and her trashy could not term this as "music."
6. Never even heard of her
Sarah ,   Jerusalem   (10.03.11)
Totally not newsworthy.
7. she is know for moving her need to say more...
Anna M Sedda ,   Rome-Italy   (10.03.11)
..and because she moves her belly so well,she is UN ambassador... No need to add anything else,right????
8. i just sent her my deepest congrats on her facebook page !!!
thank you natacha atlas
9. Who's the idiot that booked her?Don't refund the money!
tom ,   tel aviv   (10.03.11)
10. Another victim of the Muslim majority's propaganda
Oren ,   Israel   (10.03.11)
Amazing how far from real cold fact her decision is.
11. Moroccan, Egyptian, and Palestinian origin ...
robert renders ,   belgium   (10.03.11)
... and was married to a Syrian. These names make you first and foremost think of murder, repression, atrocity and even more blood ...
12. Natasha who?
Joshua ,   USA   (10.03.11)
Who the hell is Natasha Atlas? Did I miss her performance in Durban?
13. Natacha Atlas
NYC Girl   (10.03.11)
Here we go again. Do people like this woman realize how utterly tedious they've become with this accusation of apartheid? In fact, this is so far from reality it would be laughable if it weren't for the fact that many of these racist ideologues can actually influence their fans...some of whom have their heads so firmly planted up their rear ends they can't remove them long enough to look around and see the world as it really is.
14. Another boycott by a nobody !!!
Gerome   (10.03.11)
If she was appointed goodwill ambassador to the UN, she represent the ultimate, consumed hatred that can be exploited by this corrupt , vile and vicious organization. Apartheid does flourish in Belgium, and the B.S. of abolishing it " once and for all " is nowhere to be seen at home. They just don't pay her what the scum of the arab world do. One way for a piece of trash to get some free notoriety.
15. "Goodwill" ambassador?
Ehoop ,   UK   (10.03.11)
Illwill ambassador and dishonest propagandist, more likely. Oh, sorry, I forgot she represents a UN body.
16. Natacha Atlas the Arab propaganda tool.
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (10.03.11)
Apartheid? And she'd go to Ramallah where the official Palestinian policy is that Jews are banned? Apartheid = Palestine
17. SAY IT AIN"T SO,.......
Gideon Reader ,   USA   (10.03.11)
OMG! OMG! Not Natscha Atlas. How could she? After everything Israel has done for her. Those fall walks in the rain. Sharing a cigaret after, well, you know; whatever. Sipping a 37 Rothschild Rue d'Douche. Gettiing our toesies wet in the surf on the beach in Beersheva(OK. so it's a long walk to the water) and Paris. We will ALWAYS have Paris. We won't? Well there you go. Natscha. It's not me. It's you. BTW: The cryptic question is: Who is Natscha Atlas?
18. Whatever happened to fulfilling one's contract?
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, DC USA   (10.03.11)
She should be sued for breach of contract.
19. How much does the UN pay her
Rebecca ,   Modiin   (10.03.11)
to be an Arab ambassador? Americans - this is what your $$$ are being spent on.
20. Who?
noa ,   israel   (10.03.11)
21. the only thing that I know about her is that she is stupid.
dante ,   uk   (10.03.11)
till now, I had never heard of her. now, she has introduced a self-righteous fool. she doesn't know anything. but she has an opinion...and she wants everyone to know it.
22. Free publicity for a poor singer!
Veronique ,   Israel   (10.03.11)
23. Who??
A ,   Belgium   (10.03.11)
24. Boycott Australia too - we have lots of people like Israelis
Scotty ,   Australia   (10.04.11)
What an talented imbecille - just proves that she's only good at music. Quite simply having studied Apartheid in former SA, what is happening in Israel is NOTHING LIKE IT. And what's worse - the Pals have re-stated over and over again that they dont want "any Jews" in their proposed state. No, I'm sorry this lady is just another bigot, doesnt like Jews and is using the Pal situation as a cloak to give an impression of credibility. Thinking people know better . Stay home love .. we dont need you.
25. Isn't the UN Conf on Racism the one filled with racists?
David K from Philly ,   Philly   (10.04.11)
If I'm not mistaken, isn't that the Conference attended by nothing but racists? You know... the one that was boycotted by Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States? The one where Ahmadinejad was a welcomed keynote speaker? Yeah, the genuineness of this woman's concern for racism is a little... uhm... questionable. Perhaps she might want to reconsider her stance of hanging out with racists before making accusations of racism against others. David K from Philly
26. ''He who curses Israel will be cursed!''
who cares   (10.04.11)
27. Never heard of her.
Vlad   (10.03.11)
Doesn't sound like too much of a loss.
28. she's an arab - duh!
david ,   new york   (10.03.11)
according to wiki: "Atlas was born to a father of Moroccan, Egyptian, and Palestinian ancestry[1] who was born in Jerusalem and a British mother who had converted to Islam."
29. "goodwill ambassador" promoting badwill
Cynthia ,   USA   (10.03.11)
Never heard of her and not impressed. UN needs impartial ambassador to build bridges. Get a replacement!
30. Jewish-Belgian Orientalist seeking approval
Serge ,   Montreal, Canada   (10.03.11)
She is a Jewish-Belgian who became enchanted with what she understood to be Arab culture as a teenager, and has successfully obscured her Jewish roots in order to try to make a career in the Arab song world. Acts like these are necessary for her to shore up her persona.
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