Moroccan Newspaper Publishes ‘Blacklist’ of Artists Who Speak to Israelis
Noon Presse, a Moroccan news site (ranked #19 in that country among all websites), just published what it calls a blacklist of Moroccan performers and artists who have “normalized” encounters with Israel.
Among the seven artists named are:
Karima Skalli, a singer who, according to the article, was interviewed on Israeli radio for an hour (even though she later claimed that she didn’t know who she was speaking to).
Nabil Ayouch, a producer and screenwriter whose mother is Jewish.
Chico Bouchikhi, a musician whose brother was killed by the Mossad in a case of mistaken identity. Even so, Bouchikhi said that he would perform in Israel if it would help peace (and apparently, he has.)
Some of the other artists named made documentaries about and in Israel.
Many of these stars are quite popular, and for the most part their pro-Israel activities aren’t even mentioned on their Facebook pages — so the chances are that most Moroccans really aren’t bothered by this.
But it still sends a disturbing message.