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Don't be like Lorde - go to Israel

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12.01.2018

BEN GROUNDWATER

Last updated 07:27, January 12 2018

A few weeks ago Lorde announced she was cancelling a concert in Israel.

OPINION: I guess I could boycott travel to Israel – but I doubt it would make much difference. No one really cares when you make grandiose statements and you're a nobody.

A few Israeli restaurants would miss out on some business as a result of my decision. A few bars would sell fewer beers. Maybe a hotel or two would miss out on a booking.

In other words, my boycott would serve only to hurt the normal nobodies of Israel – the people such as myself. A few businesses might be harmed, slightly, but world leaders wouldn't blink an eye.

A pro-Israeli group took out an advert to criticise the singer.

If I were Lorde, however – if I were a musician who'd sold millions of records and had almost 8 million followers on Twitter – then a boycott of Israel would mean something. Then, people would take notice.

READ MORE:
* Over 100 artists sign pledge supporting Lorde's Israel decision
* Pro-Israel group calls Lorde a 'bigot' in full-page newspaper ad
* Fans call Lorde to boycott Israel after she announces her show in Tel Aviv
* An open letter to Lorde: Don't bring your tour to Israel
* Lorde 'considering all options' ahead of Israeli tour

And of course, it has, and........

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