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Cee Lo Green’s Israel Concert Gets Canceled By Promoter

    August 6, 2014
    Val Powell
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Musical entertainer and former The Voice judge Cee Lo Green is canceling his August 19 show in Jerusalem, Israel, because of the unresolved conflict between Israel and Hamas. The news was announced on Monday, August 4 by the show’s promoters, 2b Vibes.

Carmi Whurtman of 2b Vibes says that the decision was the promoter’s and not Green’s, citing that one of the reasons they canceled was because of a restriction by Israel Defense Forces that public gatherings be limited to 1,000 people only. This poses a problem for promoters needing to sell as many tickets as possible in order to cover costs and make a profit.

“The artist and his crew really wanted to come, but unfortunately we were the ones who had to postpone it because this is not the right time to advertise and push a concert,” said Whurtman. The promoter hopes that they can postpone Green’s concert in Jerusalem to October or November, and that the political conflict will be resolved long before then.

Currently, there is a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but promoters aren’t confident that they can guarantee a peaceful and orderly event for the artists they bring into the country and the people who want to see the shows.

Other artists that have canceled shows like Green’s in Israel include Neil Young, who was set to make his first appearance in the country in two decades, and thrash metal group Megadeth, which was set to play on August 6 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The band reportedly had to cancel due to the fact that they couldn’t “confirm the guaranteed passage of the band and their gear into Tel Aviv in time for the show.”

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  • Jamie Brown

    I’ve enjoyed many concerts while visiting Israel. While some security concerns are legitimate, I hope the promoter reconsiders his decision in the future instead of being scared of Hamas. Israelis live right next to Hamas, deal with their rockets every day, but they stay strong and brave. Hopefully the promoter takes more time to research the issue because I am sure he will see that he doesn’t need to cancel shows for security purposes. Israel has amazing security. DON’T LET HAMAS SCARE YOU AWAY; DON’T LET HAMAS WIN.

  • William C Miles Sr.

    Good thinking

  • Bill Wilson

    Is this post for real, no one can be this dumb.

    • Jamie Brown

      Unfortunately, people are that dumb. Too many are that dumb. And anyone who supports the genocide of millions of people, as KSPITKOS does, should be exterminated. Since I can’t do that, his garbage has been reported.

    • THEO

      BILL WILSON. I CAN TELL YA MA AND PA IS DUMB RACIST HILL BILLIES. YOU GAYS DO LOVE TO STICK TOGEATHER.

      • Jamie Brown

        THEO is a perfect example that people can be very, very dumb.

  • http://batman-news.com Erna Lund

    All of us Americans should Hang our Heads in Shame–Israel acts w/Impunity while thousands of Gaza Civilians are being slaughtered by Israel millitary (IDF) with U.S.provided weaponry and Billions of Dollars — all on the Backs of American taxpayers!! Shameless Israel Zionists have been seen dancing in the streets “singing ‘Gaza is a cemetery, I Hate all Arabs’–this is their current entertainment! Both Cee Lo and Promoter have shown wisdom in staying away from such criminal behavior violating all international humanitarian standards!

    • THEO

      ERNA LUND. I AGREE WITH YOU ALL DAY AND EVERYDAY LONG WITH 300% CORRECTNESS. THIS IS ALL BEING TAKING PLACE BECAUSE OF THE GAY AMERICAN BACKING.

  • Benton Truman

    It is altogether proper that musicians and all people of conscience boycott Israel while it continues to engage in apartheid and ethnic cleansing through settlements. The world must unite to confront this evil.

    • pluralistic

      yes agree with you. If we continue to sit quietly by the sidelines and watch the Israeli genocide against the Palestinians we will be considered guilty of these Zionist atrocities. Its unbelievable that a community that experienced concentration camps and holocaust is perpetrating the same evil on other human beings on the premise that Palestinians are less human than themselves. One would think that they would be more empathetic than that. But Alas their greed for land and resources has turned them into inhuman, blood thirsty Israeli animals.

      • THEO

        PLURALISTIC. THEY ONLY DOING WHAT THEIR GAY COUSINS DID TO THE INDIANS AND SAID WE MUST PROTECT OUR PEOPLE STAND IN SOMEONE ELSES BACK YARD. THE INDIANS WAS NOT STAND IN THOSE EUROPEAN BACK YARD FIGHTING, IT WAS THEIR OWN. THOSE WHITE EUROPEANS KNOWS THAT THOSE ARE ALL FAKE AND PHONIES JEWS AND THEY ARE REALLY WHITE EUROPEAN PRETENDERS BEING BACK BY THEIR GAY COUSINS IN GAY AMERICA. IT WILL CHANGE AND IT WILL BE COMING SOONER AS ONES THINKS.

    • THEO

      BENTON TRUMAN. THE WORLD WILL NOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE AMERICA HAS THEM BY THE BALLS AND THEY ARE ALL GAYS. AMERICA IS WILLING TO PROTECT THOSE SO CALLED EUROPEANS JEWS WHO IS ALL FAKES. NONE OF THEM IS REAL JEWS. THE REAL ONES GOTTA RAN OUT AND KILLED AND ALL TO POLISH,GERMAN,CHEC,YOSLOV, AND MULTI EUROPEAN PRETENDING TO BE JEWS IS A DAM SHAME.SPECIALLY WHEN NETANYAHU AND PERZ CHANGE THEIR POLISH NAMES TO WHAT IT IS NOW. AS I SAID, MOSES LEAD MIDDLE EASTERN PEOPLE TO THE PROMISE LAND AND THE SURE AS HELL WAS NO STAND UP GAY FAKING EUROPEANS. GAYS GOING TO HELP GAYS. HOWEVER THOSE FAKE GAY DAYS IS COMING TO A END.SOONER THEN WHAT THEY THINK. GAY NETANYAHU AND HIS GAY FAKE EUROPEAN JEWS. THE SAMETHING THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH IS THE SAMETHING GO TO MAKE YOU CRY. AND BELIEVE ME THE FAKE JEWISH DOG WILL PAY. AND I HOPE IRAN WITH ISIS TAKE THEM OF THE FACE OF THE MAP. WHO REALLY LOVE THE FAKE STAND IN EUROPEAN JEWS AND THAT HARDLY ANYONE.

  • mdfine

    OH NOO!! Not CEE LO!! HOW WILL ISRAEL SURVIVE THIS? BTW, who the fuck is Cee Lo Green?

  • THEO

    JAMIE BROWN. YOU IS GAY JUST LIKE THOSE FAKE AZZ JEWS WHO IS REALLY EUROPEAN. NO AMERICA SHOULD PROFORM FOR A BUNCH OF FAKE GENCIDE EUROPEAN CLOWNS. THEIR DAY WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL BE TREATED LIKE DOGS AND THE PALESTIN WILL BE ON THE TOP. NOTHING LAST FOR EVER, EVEN GAY AND RACIST AMERICA THEIR GAY COUSINS.

  • Gideon Gono

    Wow, the 14 people who bought tickets are stranded now.