Aussie rocker Nick Cave says he’s in Israel because of BDS

Aussie rocker Nick Cave addresses Israeli journalists during a press conference in Tel Aviv on Sunday, November 11, 2017 (screenshot: Israel Hayom)
Ahead of two sold-out concerts in Tel Aviv, the Bad Seeds singer says he kept away for 20 years, ‚acting scared,‘ but now decided to take a stand against censorship

By Jessica Steinberg | The Times of Israel

Australian rocker Nick Cave spoke about his love for Israel and his decision to stand up against BDS at a press conference ahead of his Sunday and Monday night sold-out performances in Tel Aviv.

Cave said his connection to Israel began years ago during an initial visit.

“People speak about loving a nation, but I felt a kind of connection that I couldn’t really describe,” he said.

Cave recalled that his 1997 album “The Boatman’s Call” didn’t do well in Israel and he didn’t include Israel in that tour — both because it was thought his music wasn’t popular here, and due to the logistical complications of bringing a tour to Israel.

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