BDS gig guide

An international pressure campaign, called boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) is seeking to isolate Israel because of its policies with the Palestinian territories and people. The campaign, modelled on the anti-apartheid movement in the 1980s, asks artists to stop performing in Israel.

A short list of where selected artists stand:

Will play in Israel:


Justin Beiber

Lady Gaga

John Lydon

Paul McCartney


Won't pay in Israel:

Elvis Costello

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Annie Lennox


Nigel Kennedy


Pixies boycotted, later played

This story BDS gig guide first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.