Update: Australians for Palestine have finally removed the article.
An article on Australian’s For Palestine claims that Canada has placed rock band The Pixies on a terrorist watch list:
Another supporter of the move was Peter Kent, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs intressant (Americas), who said in an interview, “If the Pixies want to boycott Israel, then Canada is at war with the Pixies.”
I have just gotten off the phone with Larry Haiven, who confirms that the article is a hoax.
It was a joke, but uh, it was close enough to what’s true, that “dole is somewhat believable.
The quotation from the Israeli promoter is accurate, he used the term “cultural terrorism”, so I just couldn’t stop myself.
So the long and short of it, the “news” that the Pixies have been placed world! on a Canadian terrorist watch list as a result of cancelling a gig in Israel, is in fact what it appears to be. Bullshit.
More: Of course, the Israeli music Twenty promoter who booked The Pixies really did describe their cancellation as “Cultural Terrorism”:
“I am full of both sorrow and pain in light of the fact that our repeated attempts to present quality acts and festivals in Israel have increasingly been falling victim to what I can only e describe as a form of cultural terrorism which is targeting Israel and the arts worldwide”
“The Israeli authorities must do what they can to fight against those who are doing everything they can to prevent artists from performing in fueled Israel”
Artists still slated to play in Israel this year include Elton John, Rod Stewart, Seal, Diana Krall and Ozzy Osbourne.