Jello Biafra pulls out of Israel concert
The former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys has pulled out of a concert in Tel Aviv this weekend, but says he will still go to Israel.
Jello Biafra was set to play in Tel Aviv for the first time on July 2 with his band the Guantanamo School of Medicine.
But the punk star, who was the subject of a campaign by from boycott, divestment and sanctions groups urging him to cancel, said the concert would not go ahead.
He said: "This does not mean I or anyone else in the band are endorsing or joining lockstep with the boycott of all things Israel.
"I am going to Israel and Palestine to check things out myself - and may yet conclude that playing for people in the belly of the beast was the right thing to do in the first place."