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Lana Del Rey responds to Israel criticism: "I want peace for both Israel and Palestine”


Lana Del Rey has once again responded to the growing criticism around her planned performance in Israel.

PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, has urged Lana Del Rey to reconsider her planned performance in Israel. The singer has already issued a statement to defend the planned performance, insisting that her decision to go ahead with the show “is not a political statement”.

Now, however, Del Rey posted a new statement to Instagram. “My views on democracy and oppression are aligned with most liberal views,” she wrote.

“We will still be playing our show in Israel. That being said, I understand the concern towards showing support to the Palestinians too. So I just wanted to let you know when I’m in Israel I will be visiting Palestine too and I look forward to meeting both Palestinian and Israeli children and playing music for everyone. I want peace for both Israel and Palestine.”

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Here is the full statement in which the singer-songwriter also address Roger Waters directly: