(JTA) — The British rock band Coldplay denied reports that it was planning two “peace concerts” for Israelis and Palestinians in November.
A representative for the band said the report was not true, according to Rolling Stone.
The Times of Israel had cited a report by Israel’s Channel 2 in an article that said the band was to perform on Nov. 3 and 4 at an outdoor location north of the Dead Sea.
The Channel 2 report, according to The Times of Israel, had said that the shows would aim to promote human rights and bring people together and that tickets — 50,000 for each concert — would be sold in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Josefin Dolsten is a former news fellow at the Forward, writing about politics and culture, and editing the Sisterhood blog. She received an MA in Jewish Studies and Comparative Religion from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA in Government from Cornell University. Follow her on Twitter at @josefindolsten.
Coldplay: We’re Not Playing Israeli-Palestinian Peace Concerts