The British band Coldplay has endorsed promotion of the song "Freedom for Palestine" released jointly by the pro-Palestinian organizations OneWorld and War on Want.
"Some of our friends are involved in OneWorld’s new ‘Freedom for Palestine’ single – find out more at www.waronwant.org,” a statement on the band’s Facebook page said, Ynet reported.
The single, which has been supported as a collaboration by pro-Palestine groups including Jews for Justice for Palestine, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and Just Peace for Palestine, features famous British musicians such as Dave Randall and Maxi Jazz of Faithless and Jamie Catto of 1 Giant Leap.
The Coldplay invitation has attracted thousands of fans to the song and is expected to boost the popular welcome it will potentially receive after official release in early July.
"Freedom for Palestine" calls, among other things, for Israel to tear down the apartheid wall in the West Bank and to begin respecting the fundamental human rights of the Palestinians.
Over the past few months, a heated international debate over the imposition of academic and cultural sanctions on Israel has raged on. Elvis Costello, the Pixies, Leftfield, Santana, the Klaxons, and a number of other artists and art groups have refused to perform in Israel, and the boycott is gaining steam day by day.