Madonna urged to avoid Israeli Eurovision

A group of Palestinian academics and intellectuals has urged Madonna to abandon reported plans to perform at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Madonna has been urged to abandon reported plans to perform at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. A group of Palestinian academics and intellectuals in the West Bank published an open letter…

From the Archives: Outrage over Madonna video

When it first aired 30 years ago, the video for Madonna’s song “Like a Prayer” caused enormous controversy with its edgy mix of sexual and religious imagery. First published in the Sydney Morning Herald on April 9, 1989 Pop-singer Madonna’s hit video is to be investigated by the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal to decide whether it is blasphemous.…