Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp. Not coming after all .
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Vanessa Paradis cancels Israel concert

French singer calls off visit due to 'professional reasons' while rest of tour goes on. Some say political pressure at play

Yet another artist cancelation: French singer, model and actress Vanessa Paradis canceled her performance in Israel, which was scheduled to take place on February 10, AFP reported on Saturday.


According to the report, Paradis decided to cancel her trip to Israel "due to professional reasons", as reported in the press release by manager David Stern.


She was expected to arrive along with her partner and fellow actor Johnny Depp, as well as the couple's two children, 11-year-old Lily-Rose and eight-year-old John Christopher.


However, because this was the only concert Paradis canceled on her tour, some have claimed that the cancelation was brought about by public pressure and threats related to politics.


The Israel public is no stranger to last minute cancelations, most of which were due to political pressure from pro-Palestinian organizations. Paradis received a letter from the international movement BDS calling her to cancel the concert.


The letter said that "despite international law, Israel is free of punishment… discriminating against its Arab citizens. Due to this situation, BDS calls upon French singer Vanessa Paradis to cancel her performance in Israel, for as long as this country doesn't work to change its policy."


The BDS movement also mentioned artists who called to boycott Israel, including film director Ken Loach and other artists who have canceled their concerts in Israel.


The Boycott Israel Organization also published a public appeal to Paradis on its website calling her to call off her concert in Israel.




פרסום ראשון: 01.17.11, 07:09
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