Singers attacked for election views

Israeli singer Yonatan Geffen was attacked March 21 for comments he made lamenting Benjamin Netanyahu’s election victory.

The following day, Noa, a singer and outspoken peace activist, said she was verbally threatened and abused because of her politics.

An unidentified individual tried to hit Geffen, pelted his house with eggs and called him a “leftist traitor” after the singer posted on Facebook that Netanyahu’s March 17 election victory was the “Nakba” (Arabic for “catastrophe), the Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

On March 22, Noa posted on Facebook that when she arrived at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport after a trip to Italy, hecklers called her an “enemy of Israel” and said, “We’ll deal with you like Geffen.” — jta