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Another performer cancels on Israel

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American musician Cat Power canceled a recent show in Israel, joining a list of artists shunning the country over its conflict with the Palestinians.

Charlyn Marie Marshall, better known by her stage name Cat Power, was to perform in Tel Aviv on Feb. 12.

But she tweeted Feb. 10  that due to “much confusion,” she felt she could not play for her Israeli fans and that she felt “sick in her spirit.”

She had faced calls to boycott the Jewish state.

Elvis Costello and the Pixies have canceled their appearances, as did the British dance band Klaxon and the Gorillaz Sound System. Santana and Bjork also called off concerts, without explaining why.

Other musicians, such as Elton John, Paul McCartney and Madonna (who will kick off her world tour May 31 at Ramat Gan Stadium near Tel Aviv, according to a Jerusalem Post report), have resisted the pressure. — ap & jta


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