We noticed! But saw nothing on Ms. Dion’s official website or social media! What happened to your scheduled concert for Beirut Ms. Dion?
This obsure article provides the answer.
In January, Ms. Dion, you were afraid of the sitution in Lebanon so you cancelled your July concert!
Seems BDS is a scary thing for someone bound and bent on playing to APARTHEID.
Check out the letter sent in November 2019 by over 50 artitsts to Ms. Dion coordianted by the Canadian BDS Coalition. Even though we did hear back Ms. Dion , maybe your handlers did hear your fellow artists, and decided the situation in Beirut would not look good for you as BDS call mounted on July 31, just before your August 4-5 concerts in Tel Aviv?
Individuals wishing to write to Ms. Dion can do so HERE. Thanks CJPME for this campaign. There are close to 5K signatures.
Artists who wish to join in adding their name to the call to Ms. Dion can continue do so HERE.
Beyond the November call from fellow artists, Ms. Dion heard direclty from Palestinian artists and form Israeli citizens.
In February 2020 50 Palestinian artists told Celine Dion to not play in Tel Aiv.
Message from Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within (aka Boycott from Within) in March 2020.
The Canadian BDS Coalition call to Canadian artist Céline Dion
Céline, the Canadian BDS Coalition would welcome your response, which we would be pleased to convey to your fellow artists. We would also welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the situation in Palestine and the art washing under Brand Israel. We expect more artists will join in the call. We also understand you have received a letter from Palestinian artists directly. Read more HERE
The Beruit concert would have seen BDS actions mounting as Ms. Dion prepared to play her APARTHEID concert.
Why did you not choose to share info on your own official site Ms. Dion?
Of course your current North American concerts are cancelled, or as you say “going to be rescheduled.” One would expect you would also be cancelling your European concerts shortly given situation with Covid-19.
We did notice that you quietly backed out of Beirut.
A signal that you were afraid of the mounting BDS call for you to cancel your Tel Aviv aparthied concerts scheduled for several days later! Seems you left it to venue to announce, rather than you making your own statement!
Was also reported by Arab News.