Israelis sue New Zealanders over Lorde boycott

Israelis sue New Zealanders over Lorde boycott
Wed Jan 31, 2018 14:22:43

An Israeli legal "rights group" is suing two New Zealanders it blames for convincing pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel.

(PA) -- Shurat HaDin said on Wednesday that it had filed the suit in a al-Quds court on behalf of three Israeli concert ticket-holders.

The group said the lawsuit is intended to give “real consequences to those who selectively target Israel and seek to impose an unjust and illegal boycott against the Jewish state”.

The three Israelis are seeking about $13,000 in damages.

Lorde announced late last year that she was cancelling her planned June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv.

The two New Zealanders – one Jewish and one Palestinian – had appealed to the singer in an open letter to “join the artistic boycott of Israel”.

(PHOTO: AP: Vincent Yu, file)

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