Why are Palestinian women urging Alicia Keys to cancel her concert in Tel Aviv? The answer is actually very saddening. On July 4th Alicia Keys is set to stop in Tel Aviv as a part of her “Girl On Fire Tour” but a group of Palestinian women have come together and created a video asking Alicia to cancel her upcoming show, due to the country’s alleged abuse of the Palestinian community.
The women’s outreach to Alicia is to catch attention to their situation and persuade the singer to change her mind and or postpone the show. The video is a reponse to a previous letter written by American author Alice Walker which warns Keys of the danger she’s putting herself in. The letter say’s,
“We changed our country fundamentally, and the various boycotts of Israeli institutions and products will do the same there. It is our only nonviolent option and, as we learned from our own struggle in America, nonviolence is the only path to a peaceful future”.