Leading arts world figures urge Radiohead to cancel Israel gig

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Open letter signed by likes of Ken Loach, Roger Waters and Young Fathers urges band to join cultural boycott

High-profile figures from the arts world, including Ken Loach to Roger Waters, have called on Radiohead to cancel an upcoming gig in Israel as part of a cultural boycott.

An open letter also signed by the South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and the actors Maxine Peake, Ricky Tomlinson, Miriam Margolyes and Juliet Stephenson asks the band to reconsider performing in a country “where a system of apartheid has been imposed on the Palestinian people”.

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