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‘Spineless and stupid’: Local musicians react to Lorde’s Tel Aviv cancellation

Andy Belt and Jeff Kronenfeld | Mid-Atlantic Media Staff Writers | Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:15 am

In her short career, 21-year-old pop star Lorde has made undeniable waves in the music industry and landscape. But now, the New Zealander has made waves in the Jewish community for something other than catchy songs.

Lorde, born Ella Yelich-O’Connor, was scheduled to play a show in Tel Aviv in June, but backed out on Dec. 24, after lobbying by the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel and an open letter from two fans from the Dayenu movement in her home country.

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