It has been said that art and music have healing properties. Whether it is healing on a personal level or a cultural level, music and art have the power to bring people together and remind us of our common humanity.
Lana Del Rey is one of the headliners of the Meteor Festival in Tel Aviv. The three-day long musical festival is scheduled to be held from September 6th to September 8th. Not surprisingly, there has been a backlash from those who believe that she should pull out. Her response is as follows:
“I understand many of u are upset that we’re going to Tel Aviv for the Meteor festival, I understand your concern I really get do. What I can tell you is I believe music is universal and should be used to bring us together.”
While I am not a fan of her music, I appreciate that she understands that music transcends all boundaries and labels. I also very much appreciate that she not giving into the lies about Israel that many believe to be truth.
Thank you, Lana Del Rey.
P.S. Did you hear about the Israeli startup IceCure that has developed a treatment to freeze cancer cells? I wouldn’t be so quick to believe the lies about what Israel has or hasn’t done.