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PA daily falsely claims that the Rolling Stones cancelled Tel Aviv concert due to Israel’s “racist discrimination”

The Rolling Stones concert is scheduled to take place as planned on June 4, 2014. Tickets are still being sold online.
     “The internationally [renowned] rock band, the Rolling Stones, has decided to cancel its performance scheduled for this coming June 4 [2014] in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park, which was expected to draw an estimated 55,000 fans.
The [cancellation] came as part of the [current] trend among many European cultural figures and academics to boycott Israel because of its policy in the occupied territories.
European activists who support a cultural boycott against Israel believe that Israel intended to use this huge concert, which was part of a deal costing over 3 million pounds sterling, as a ‘propaganda tool‘ to improve the Israeli government’s image and clear it of the accusation of racist discrimination.
The concert’s Israeli promoter, Shuki Weiss, responded to the news last Tuesday, saying, ‘I have no words to describe the size of this event!’ Weiss’ response came a few days after he had described the huge, planned concert as a ‘historic event.’”
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Note: Weiss’ two quoted statements were taken from a single statement he made when announcing the opposite of what the PA daily claims here-- that the concert would take place.
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