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“Killing Me Softly” in Palestine: Lauryn Hill Cancels Israel Concert under BDS Pressure


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“Killing Me Softly” in Palestine: Lauryn Hill Cancels Israel Concert under BDS Pressure

Juan Cole

In another sign that Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s far-right nationalism is turning Israel into a pariah state, pop star Lauryn Hill has cancelled a planned concert outside Tel Aviv. She was subjected to a great deal of pressure from fans on social media to withdraw the appearance, some of whom, The Guardian says, instanced the song “Killing Me Softly,” which she had covered, as a description of Israeli Occupation policy toward the Palestinians.