When the extremist BDS movement directed its “coercion and threats” at a Spanish reggae festival due to a scheduled performance by an a Jewish-American musician, the festival initially caved in to the threats. The organizers of the Rototom Sunsplash festival demanded that the singer, Matisyahu, make political statements in order to remain on the schedule.
Matisyahu declined, and Sunsplash revoked his invitation. But after news of the Jewish performer being singled out sparked outrage, including from the Spanish government and its major newspapers, Sunsplash backtracked and reinvited Matisyahu.
CAMERA senior research analyst Gilead Ini discusses the incident with Wall Street Journal editorial board member Mary Kissel in a brief segment on WSJ Video: