Matisyahu, an American Jewish reggae singer, was disinvited from a music festival in Spain because he would not publicly endorse Palestinian statehood, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Sunday.
The famous singer was supposed to perform close to Barcelona at the Rototom Sunsplash festival in Benicassim. However, the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain said that his show was cancelled after he did not agree to release a statement supporting a Palestinian state. The Federation called this incident “anti-Semitic cowardice.”
The report said that the organizers of the event had felt pressured to disinvite Matisyahu by anti-Israel activists who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.