By Tash Shifrin | 26 July 2014
In response to Israel’s horrific assault on Gaza, an international hip hop collective has put together this track calling for a boycott of Israel.
The group was put together by Norwegian rapper Don Martin of hip hop trio Gatas Parlament and includes Peruvian-American Immortal Technique, Cuban El Tipo Este, Tonto Noiza from France, and South African Tumi Molekane.
Their track – in several languages – calls for a boycott of Israel in support of the Palestinians, similar to the international campaign against apartheid in South Africa.
That campaign was successful in politically isolating the South African regime as well as hitting it in the pocket. It provided real solidarity to black people in their struggle against apartheid.
Now Palestinians need the same kind of international solidarity. The call for a boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel was endorsed by 170 Palestinian organisations in 2005. That call is even more important today.
You can find more information about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and how to get involved here.