Idan Raichel


City Winery, 155 Varick Street, between Vandam & Spring Streets
Friday, October 16, 6:30–8 PM

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As Israel escalates its assault on the Palestinian people, join Adalah-NY and respond to the call from the Palestinian BDS National Committee! Support the cultural boycott of Israel!

Join Adalah-NY and friends on Friday October 16 to protest a concert by Israeli musician Idan Raichel, an enthusiastic promoter of the Israeli army and supporter of the Israeli government. With chants and music by NYC’s Rude Mechanical Orchestra, we'll tell City Winery and NYC cultural institutions, art should be for liberation, not for whitewashing occupation!



In Stuttgart, Germany, on July 19, activists prepared to demonstrate outside his concert, but in the face of continuing protests, Vieux agreed to meet with them about his scheduled concert in Israel. The group also challenged his musical alliance with Israeli musician Idan Raichel, an absolute apologist for Israel’s apartheid policies.

According to their report, Touré was disturbed to learn that Raichel was not quite what he seemed. We put it to him that Raichel had strong connections to the army and supported them without compromise. We asked how it was possible to talk of music bringing people together when he supported repressive policies and actions that sowed hatred in peoples' hearts.

Press Release


New York, NY, April 12th, 2015 – On the evening of Sunday April 12th, 40 New York human rights advocates from Adalah-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews Say No,  and others protested the performance by Israeli singer Idan Raichel at the Beacon Theatre at 75th St. and Broadway. Idan Raichel calls himself a cultural ambassador for Israel and is an outspoken and uncritical supporter of the Israeli army (photos). His band, The Idan Raichel Project, is part of the Israeli government’s Brand Israel public relations campaign, which uses art and music to distract from Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.

Although he presents himself as a proponent of peace, Raichel has strong ties to the Israeli military. In his endorsement of the right-wing US organization Thank Israeli Soldiers, he said that supporting Israeli soldiers “is a fulfillment of the Jewish ideal.” Raichel performed for the army before, during, and after its August 2014 attack on Gaza, which killed over 2100 Palestinians, including 500 children. Even more recently he began his US tour by attending a gala fundraiser for Friends of IDF.