My latest from The Daily Beast.
When Elvis Costello this week canceled two upcoming shows in Israel, Twitter lit up with praise and condemnation.
Just two weeks earlier, the singer-songwriter had said he was against a cultural boycott: “The people who call for a boycott of Israel own the narrow view that performing there must be about profit and endorsing the hawkish policy of the government,” he told The Jerusalem Post. “It’s like never appearing in the U.S. because you didn’t like Bush’s policies or boycotting England because of Margaret Thatcher.”
So what brought about Costello’s change of heart?
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* Update: You can read Margaret Atwood’s response to my article here.