The Israeli Government is appropriating arts again using twitter. Though The Killers have not booked Israel, there have been reports that they plan to. (at the time of this article, they have not listed Israel on their tour schedule)
Seems this time, The Killers are the sad victims of the apartheid government’s outright aggressive use of artists to cover up its heinous crimes against the indigenous Palestinian people.
Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja publically supports the cultural boycott of Israel:
“I’ve always felt that it’s the only way forward … I think musicians have a major role to play… I find the more I get involved, the more the movement becomes something tangible. I remember going to ‘Artists Against Apartheid’ gigs, and ‘Rock Against Racism’ gigs around the same sort of time. Bands like the Clash and the Specials had a lot to do with influencing the minds of the youth in those days.[a]”