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Beyonce is set to perform a concert in Israel this July, but a petition has been put in place asking Bey to cancel the concert. According to Bossip,

Beyoncé has been asked to axe the show because of the country’s oppression of Palestinian citizens. The petition titled, “Don’t Play Apartheid Israel,” says, “As a feminist woman of color you must stand on the side of justice and cancel your gig in Tel Aviv, Israel. You are scheduled to play to a segregated audience in Israel on July 15, 2014, the venue has not been confirmed in Tel Aviv.”

The petition continued, “This boycott is ‘inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid and in the spirit of international solidarity, moral consistency and resistance to injustice and oppression.’ Israel is a persistent violator of international law and has failed to respect fundamental human rights. Until Israel ends its occupation and oppression of the people of Palestine I ask you, as a person of conscience and a philanthropist, not to play in Israel. Beyonce, please join now in the cultural boycott of Israel, and help stop entertaining apartheid.”

This isn’t the first time she’s been asked not to perform somewhere and it won’t the last.

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