Pete Seeger Officially Joins Anti-Israel Boycott
PALESTINE / ISRAEL, 7 March 2011
Nir Hasson - Haaretz
Seeger, 92, one of the fathers of American folk music, is a veteran political and peace activist.
American folk music legend Pete Seeger on Monday [Feb 28, 2011] officially joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign – an international movement to pressure and sanction Israel through economic means.
Seeger, 92, one of the fathers of American folk music, is a veteran political and peace activist. In the 1950s he was interrogated by the McCarthyist House Unamerican Activities Committee and two years ago performed for U.S. President Barack Obama’s inauguration concert.
His songs “We Shall Overcome,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “If I Had a Hammer” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” have all become anthems for peace movements and civil rights.
Seeger contributes half of the royalties from “Turn, Turn Turn” to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.
On Monday, Seeger withdrew his support of a project associated with the Jewish National Fund’s American branch, after Israeli and Palestinian activists told him of the JNF’s role in driving the Bedouins out of their Negev areas.
After a meeting with ICAHD coordinator Jeff Halper, Seeger reportedly said his participation in the JNF project had been misunderstood and announced his support for BDS.
Join the BDS-BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT, SANCTIONS campaign to protest the Israeli barbaric siege of Gaza, illegal occupation of the Palestine nation, the apartheid wall, and its inhuman and degrading treatment of the Palestinian people: DON’T BUY products whose BARCODE STARTS WITH 729, which indicates that it is produced in Israel. DO YOUR PART! MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
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