Thursday, February 23, 2017
Performers Are Flooding Israel: Sign of Cultural Boycott's Failure
- Itay Stern
Many top performers have had good runs in Israel in recent years.
Guy Besser, one of the owners of Blue Stone Productions, the company bringing over Guns and Roses and Aerosmith, says, "The boycott has only marginal influence on artists, and the ones who do come here leave as goodwill ambassadors."
"After their performance they realize that there is a huge gap between what they were told as part of the pressure they were subjected to and the local reality."
"We notice the weakening of the boycott from year to year."