WorldViews: To perform or not to perform in Israel? Here’s how it went for 10 Western artists.

By Ruth Eglash, June 4, 2014

JERUSALEM — A movement that encourages boycotts of Israel, its products and institutions has had some success, particularly in raising awareness about the situation of Palestinians who live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in the besieged Gaza Strip. Formally known as the boycott, divestment and sanctions — or BDS — movement, it demands that Israel end the occupation, grant full equality to Palestinian citizens of Israel and allow Palestinians the right to return to places they left or fled from after the founding of Israel in 1948.

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