July 12, 2010

Please take 30 seconds to ask rapper Missy Elliott to cancel Israeli concert

From Canadians for Peace & Justice in the Middle East.

On July 15, rapper Missy Elliott is scheduled to play in Israel. As a member of a visible minority, and someone who has long contributed to various social causes, Ms. Elliott may have a sensitivity to the plight of the oppressed.
Santana, Elvis Costello, The Pixies and other prominent performers have recently cancelled concerts in Israel in solidarity with the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel in 2005. Please join us in asking Missy Elliott to cancel her upcoming concert.

In 2005, over 170 Palestinian organizations sponsored a boycott call calling the international community to impose boycott and divestment campaigns on Israel. This boycott call is to apply until Israel meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people's right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law.

Missy Elliott is an American rapper, and former member of R&B band Sista as well as the Swing Mob collective. With record sales of over seven million in the United States, she is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum.
Elliott has contributed to charity for a number of causes, including domestic violence, teen obesity, AIDS and poverty.

Warmest regards,

The CJPME Leadership

Please click here to send an email to Missy Elliott.

Please also click here to send a similar letter to Suzanne Vega who is similarly planning a trip to Israel.

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