Citing Palestinian conflict, rocker Cat Power cancels Tel Aviv show

JTA

Cat Power canceled an Israeli show that was to have taken place Sunday, citing fans’ concerns about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“Due to much confusion in my soul, playing for my Israeli fans w/such unrest between Israel & Palestine I can’t play, I feel sick in my spirit xx,” the American rock singer said in a Tweet.

Cat Power, also known as Chan Marshall, was to have performed in Tel Aviv on Sunday.

A number of performers, including Elvis Costello and the Pixies have canceled appearances in Israel because of pressure. Others, including Madonna, Leonard Cohen and Elton John have not heeded such calls.

 

Sign up for Your Morning Light