Spain condemns cancellation of Jewish musician at reggae festival

August 18, 2015 8:19 PM

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Spain condemns cancellation of Jewish musician at reggae festival

MADRID The Spanish government condemned on Tuesday a Spanish reggae festival's decision to cancel a concert by an American Jewish musician after he failed to reply to a demand to clarify his position on Palestinian statehood.

The cancellation of Matisyahu at the week-long Rototom Sunsplash festival in eastern Spain - following pressure from supporters of sanctions against Israel over its policies toward Palestinians - prompted protests by Jewish groups.

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