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Spain Condemns Reggae Festival for Dropping Matisyahu Concert

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Matisyahu. Photo: Twitter.

A Spanish music festival canceled Matisyahu’s performance after he refused to endorse Palestinian statehood. Photo: Twitter.

The Spanish government condemned on Tuesday a Spanish reggae festival’s decision to cancel a concert by an American Jewish musician after he failed to reply to a demand to clarify his position on Palestinian statehood.

The cancellation of Matisyahu at the week-long Rototom Sunsplash festival in eastern Spain – following pressure from supporters of sanctions against Israel over its policies towards Palestinians – prompted protests by Jewish groups.

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