Jewish artist Matisyahu Dropped From Concert Lineup for Not Endorsing Palestine

Organizers of a music festival in Spain dropped the hip-hop artist Matisyahu from their lineup because he would not endorse a Palestinian state. The annual reggae music festival, Rototom Sunsplash in Benicassim, Valencia, began August 15. Matisyahu was scheduled to perform August 22, the final day.  (Newsweek)

Spain’s foreign ministry has criticized Benicàssim’s Rototom Sunsplash after the reggae festival kicked Matisyahu off their bill for refusing to declare his support for Palestine. (Rolling Stones)

After polemics, the Rototom Sunsplash reggae festival reinvited American Jewish musician Matisyahu to perform on August 22 as originally planned, following outrage from the Spanish government and people around the world. (Jerusalem Post)