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Bryan Adams. Visit cancelled
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One Voice events postponed

Series of performances for peace, scheduled to take place in Jericho and Tel Aviv, canceled due to security problems

The Once Voice events scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park and the Jericho stadium on Thursday have been postponed until further notice due to security problems in Jericho.


The performances in Tel Aviv and other places in the world – including Washington, London and Canada – have also been cancelled. Canadian signer Bryan Adams, one of the performers scheduled to take part in the event, has called off his visit to the region.


The Israeli artists who were scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv included Ehud Banai, Boaz Sharabi, Hadag Nahash, Mashina, Miriam Tukahn, Mosh Ben-Ari, Ninet Tayeb, Rami Fortis and Keren Peles.


Adams was scheduled to perform both in Tel Aviv and in Jericho alongside Arab artists, including the DAM rap and hip hop group.


The One Voice organization, which was been active since 2002 in Israel and The Palestinian Authority through branches in Tel Aviv, Ramallah, and Gaza, seeks to “express the voice of the silent majority of moderates”, explained Daniel Lubetzky, founder of the organization.


“Our goal is to collect a million signatures of people who will work towards creating two states for two nations. It is important to send the message that business as usual is no longer acceptable to us. Every minute delayed in ending the conflict is a minute lost to the radical military forces”, he declared.


Lubetzky said on Sunday, "Over the weekend the movement was informed that it would be impossible to hold the Jericho event due to the security conditions at this time."


The event's producers said in response, "The other events were also cancelled in solidarity with the cancellation of the Jericho event. The initiative's main component is reciprocity and the international aspect which constitutes a milestone in the movement's principles.


"Under the circumstances created, it was impossible to hold an event in Tel Aviv alone, and therefore we would rather postpone the events at this stage and continue to work for the achievement of our goal – recruiting 1,000,000 supporters for the alliance of the moderates, and strengthen the voice of the moderate majority against the violent extremists and for an end to the conflict."  


פרסום ראשון: 10.14.07, 18:03
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