A month and change ago she was also forced to cancel her participation in an event in Israel. here's the story from Ynet.
Is Nini the first Israeli ever made to pay for her dehumanizing colonial arrogance or what?
Singers Achinoam Nini (Noa) and Mira Awad, who were meant to take part in a fundraiser concert for Gazans injured in Operation Cast Lead..The reason behind the pressure is the open letter to the Palestinians written by Noa on the last week of the operation.
on Friday, have cancelled their performance due massive pressure placed on the event's organizers.
Part of Noa's letter read: "Today, I know that deep in your hearts you wish for the demise of this beast called Hamas who has terrorized and murdered you, who has turned Gaza into a trash heap of poverty, disease and misery. Who in the name of "Allah” has sacrificed you on the bloody alter of pride and greed.
"I can only wish for you that Israel will do the job we all know needs to be done, and finally rid you of this cancer, this virus, this monster called fanaticism, today, called Hamas. And that these killers will find what little compassion may still exist in their hearts and STOP using you and your children as human shields for their cowardice and crimes."The letter enraged many, and in a petition signed by actor Mohammad Bakri, producer Osnat Trabilsi, actor Makram Khoury, actor Saleh Bakri, director and producer Anat Even, publicist Yael Lerer, actor, director Juliano Mer-Khamis, and more, Noa was urged to take her words back.
"Achinoam Nini's participation (in the fundraiser) without her showing deep remorse for her position, blocks the message of protest against Israel's systematic, intentional brutality, and its murder and injury of thousands of civilians, including hundreds of children," the petition read.
The signatories stressed that without this message, the concert for Gaza's children, that aims to be more than just an act of compassion and pity, will be tainted...
Noa ultimately cancelled her participation in the event.
In response to Noa's decision to cancel her performance, Juliano Mer-Khamis said told Ynet, "The cancellation shows us that Achinoam Nini is not willing to take back the humiliating, degrading letter that she wrote. (Ynet, 23 January 2009)