Meanwhile, though, American singer Gloria Gaynor, due to perform in Tel Aviv on 29 July, has received a billet-doux imploring her as a "woman of color" to cancel the gig, and Israel-haters are encouraging the like-minded to harass her on Twitter.
The missive referred to begins:
'We, the undersigned, the Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel in Lebanon (CBSI) and the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) are pleased to learn that you plan to perform in Lebanon on July 31, 2015 but are deeply dismayed that, two days earlier, you are scheduled to sing in Tel Aviv. We call on you to cancel your Tel Aviv performance, as no matter what your intentions are, Israel’s regime of oppression will use your name, as the South African apartheid regime used artists’ names, to whitewash its crimes.
We represent large segments in Lebanese and Palestinian societies that hail from different backgrounds but are united in a common struggle to end Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid, including the occupation of parts of Lebanon. We uphold the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, and the right of return of Palestinian refugees who were ethnically “cleansed” from their homeland in 1948....'Can one from Roger Waters be far behind?