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Tom Jones urged to scrap Israel concert

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Aug 22, 2013 | 8:24am EDT

Veteran crooner Sir Tom Jones is the latest musician under pressure to scrap a show in Israel. The Welsh icon is set to perform in Tel Aviv in October (13), but members of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) have called for Jones to pull the plug on his gig. They have posted an online petition where more than 1,000 campaigners have urged the singer to cancel the show. A PSC spokesperson says, "Tom's show will breach the Palestinian call to boycott Israel until it complies with international law and ends its human rights abuses of the Palestinian people." The petition comes as rocker Roger Waters vowed to boycott Israel, and Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Santana and The Pixies have also scrapped shows there in recent years. Earlier this year (13) Alicia Keys refused to bow to pressure and went ahead with her gig in Tel Aviv despite Waters' pleas.

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