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VIDEO: Noa Talks Israel, Anti-Semitism, Sexism and Songwriting

Misogyny in the music industry, anti-Semitism in Europe and the glory of Carole King were just a few of the topics that Israeli singer Noa and Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner covered during a February 16 conversation at New York City’s Temple Emanu-El.

Noa took to the stage earlier that evening, performing an hour-long set packed with storytelling and songs. She was accompanied by a longtime collaborator, guitarist Gil Dor.

The performance took place shortly before the Jewish National Fund of Canada from the Jewish Federation of Vancouver’s upcoming Yom Ha’atzmaut event because Noa was slated to perform.

JNF Canada explained that the decision was based on Noa’s alleged BDS ties, although the singer herself has explicitly stated that she does not support BDS. “I am absolutely and completely against the BDS [campaign],” she wrote on her Facebook page. “I see it as a hypocritical movement full of contradictions who will not bring peace to Israel nor help the Palestinians achieve their goals; very much on the contrary.”

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