I am completely with Norm on this, when he says:
I'd like to ask when the musicians of any other country accused of committing 'violations of international law and human rights' were subjected to this kind of protest. If it's about Israel and not about Jews (as the partisans of these poisonous initiatives always claim), there are sure to have been some recent occasions when the performances of Russian and Chinese, and (while I'm about it) American and British, musicians have been targeted in a similar way; so I'm surprised I haven't heard about that.
Not Russian, not Chinese, not American, not British, not Burmese, not Rwandan, not Syrian, not Iranian, not Zimbabwean, not the North Koreans, not anybody in fact. Nor before 1989 the Romanian, the Albanian, the Bulgarian, or the Cambodian, no, just the world's only Jewish state, one of the smallest states in the region, one not recognized - in fact never recognized - by many of the states in the region.
There are those who say Israel is an apartheid state and there are those who compare it to a Nazi state. Some say both. They offer no proof of either, nothing in the least convincing. Some of those might mean well in their own heads but I suspect they know what they are doing. They are in effect saying that two evil deeds cancel each other out, the evil of the Jewish state in their heads being absolutely the equal of the German state of the Thirties and Forties, and so they'd like to send the Jews back into their vulnerable minorities everywhere in the world, just as things were before the war when the accusation was that Jews brought their disasters on themselves through much the same vices as the state of Israel is accused of, and, furthermore, that Jews were too cowardly to defend themselves when threatened. The debt of guilt, when people like them did nothing in the thirties and forties, has been paid, they think. And it's so much nicer and easier that way.
It's not much use saying you have nothing against the Jews when you use Jewish stereotypes against the only bunch of people you can use them against while feeling righteous at the same time.
To my mind such people are themselves the equivalents of the Fascists and Nazis of the Thirties. They are so by their own single selection. The Jewish state is the one evil they know, and the one evil they want wiped off the earth.
Thinking this does not mean believing the Israeli government, at any one time, to be good, or right, or honourable. It means thinking that the state itself is not peculiarly evil nor indeed more evil than many states that seem to me rather worse. Indeed, often much worse.