Legal action: Israeli fans file lawsuit against two New Zealand activists claiming 'moral and emotional injury' after Lorde cancelled Tel Aviv concert

Israeli fans file lawsuit over cancelled Lorde concert

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She controversially scrapped her Israeli concert in December.

And the backlash over Lorde’s cancelled performance has continued, with three Israeli fans filing a lawsuit on Wednesday against two activists.

The plaintiffs have brought legal action against two activists who had urged the New Zealand singer to boycott the state and cancel a planned performance there.

Legal action: Israeli fans file lawsuit against two New Zealand activists claiming 'moral and emotional injury' after Lorde cancelled Tel Aviv concert

Legal action: Israeli fans file lawsuit against two New Zealand activists claiming 'moral and emotional injury' after Lorde cancelled Tel Aviv concert

Legal action: Israeli fans file lawsuit against two New Zealand activists claiming ‘moral and emotional injury’ after Lorde cancelled Tel Aviv concert

The plaintiffs, teenage girls who had bought tickets for Lorde’s June concert, are demanding $16,500 (45,000 shekels) from the two New Zealand activists who had written to Lorde, urging her not to perform in Israel.

In December Lorde announced her intention to perform in Israel, but after criticism from international and New Zealand activists, cancelled the show, saying she ‘didn’t make the right call’ in her initial willingness to sing in Tel Aviv.

The suit was filed by Shurat Hadin, an NGO ‘using court systems around the world to go on the legal offensive against Israel’s enemies’ based on legislation from 2011 against calls to boycott Israel.

Scrapped plans: After receiving an open letter Lorde posted on twitter she was 'considering all options', before cancelling the Tel Aviv show just a few days later

Scrapped plans: After receiving an open letter Lorde posted on twitter she was 'considering all options', before cancelling the Tel Aviv show just a few days later

Scrapped plans: After receiving an open letter Lorde posted on twitter she was ‘considering all options’, before cancelling the Tel Aviv show just a few days later

Explained her decision: Lorde stated.she 'didn't make the right call' in her initial willingness to sing in Tel Aviv

Explained her decision: Lorde stated.she 'didn't make the right call' in her initial willingness to sing in Tel Aviv

Explained her decision: Lorde stated.she ‘didn’t make the right call’ in her initial willingness to sing in Tel Aviv

The plaintiffs are claiming ‘moral and emotional injury’ due to Lorde cancelling the concert, Junkee reported.

The movement behind the pressure on Lorde is known as BDS -Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions – and says it is inspired by the campaign that targeted South Africa’s apartheid regime and is seeking an end to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

The lawsuit was filed against Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab, two New Zealand activists who had written Lorde an open letter urging her not to perform in Israel.

Lawsuit: The plaintiffs are claiming 'moral and emotional injury' due to Lorde cancelling the concert, Junkee reported

Lawsuit: The plaintiffs are claiming 'moral and emotional injury' due to Lorde cancelling the concert, Junkee reported

Lawsuit: The plaintiffs are claiming ‘moral and emotional injury’ due to Lorde cancelling the concert, Junkee reported

Discovered the news: Taking to Twitter Justine appeared to reveal she had found out about the lawsuit from a journalist, tweeting: 'Apparently some Israelis are trying to sue me

Discovered the news: Taking to Twitter Justine appeared to reveal she had found out about the lawsuit from a journalist, tweeting: 'Apparently some Israelis are trying to sue me

Discovered the news: Taking to Twitter Justine appeared to reveal she had found out about the lawsuit from a journalist, tweeting: ‘Apparently some Israelis are trying to sue me

After receiving their open letter Lorde posted on twitter she was ‘considering all options’, before cancelling the Tel Aviv show just a few days later.

Taking to Twitter Justine appeared to reveal she had found out about the lawsuit from a journalist, tweeting: ‘Apparently some Israelis are trying to sue me.’

She later posted on twitter that neither she or Nadia would be issuing a statement as they were ‘seeking legal advice and also going about our everyday lives because we have better things to do’.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Lorde’s representatives for comment.

We're seeking legal advice and also going about our everyday lives because we have better things to do': She later posted on twitter that neither she or Nadia would be issuing a statement

We're seeking legal advice and also going about our everyday lives because we have better things to do': She later posted on twitter that neither she or Nadia would be issuing a statement

‘We’re seeking legal advice and also going about our everyday lives because we have better things to do’: She later posted on twitter that neither she or Nadia would be issuing a statement

 

 

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