Arab Israeli singer unable to perform because of BDS threats

Sharif, a popular Israeli-Arab singer had to cancel a show on New Year’s Eve in the West Bank because of threats from Palestinian activists opposed to coexistence with Israel, the performer and police said. Sharif said he was expecting to perform before thousands of Palestinian fans at a New Year’s Eve concert in Ramallah but he was told the day before that his concert was being canceled because of a threat to his life. Palestinian activists campaigned against his concert because he has performed before Israeli soldiers. “I’m an artist and I want to sing before all audiences,” said Sharif, a member of Israel’s Arab Druze minority who sees himself as a bridge between the two sides. “I’m a man of peace, not politics. I just want to bring my music to my fans.”

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