Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Anti-Israel gig protest at Electric Ballroom

    the Electric Ballroom
    the Electric Ballroom

    A dozen anti-Israel protesters interrupted a concert by 1980s punk bank The Fall in Camden on Tuesday evening.

    The band, fronted by singer Mark E Smith, is set to perform in Tel Aviv in January 2010. Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) demonstrators calling for The Fall to boycott the date handed out leaflets outside of the Electric Ballroom venue.

    On a Facebook page titled “Please don't play for Apartheid Israel” one of the protesters wrote: “The staff on the door at the Electric Ballroom were good.

    “A couple of passers by questioned the effectiveness of boycott but weren't unpleasant.”

    They added: “Unfortunately we ran out of leaflets because we didn't realise how big the venue [w]as - something to remember to check for next time.”

    In the last year artists including Elvis Costello and the Pixies have called off Israel performances in the wake of pressure from pro-Palestinian groups. However others including Johnny Rotten and Missy Elliot have defied calls to cancel.

Special Reports

Dublin benefits from overseas aid

Barry Toberman

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dublin benefits from overseas aid
Uk News

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'

JC Reporter

Monday, December 5, 2016

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'
Uk News

UJS presidential candidate abused for pro-BDS s...

Daniel Sugarman

Thursday, December 1, 2016

UJS presidential candidate abused for pro-BDS s...
Uk News

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'

By Simon Rocker

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'
Uk News

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'

Rosa Doherty

Friday, December 2, 2016

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'
Uk News

CST urges Rudd to ban neo-Nazi group

Lee Harpin

Thursday, December 1, 2016

CST urges Rudd to ban neo-Nazi group
Uk News

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, December 5, 2016

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity
Uk News

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

JC Reporter

Friday, December 2, 2016

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86
Uk News

Genetic testing charity plans screening rise

Rosa Doherty

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Genetic testing charity plans screening rise