This post is specially for Pascal the French Lutist:
The top-rated Lebanese oud player, Marcel Khalifé, has been 'disinvited' from a concert to be held in San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Theatre. The reason: There was no Israeli musician available that evening to play on the same stage.
Can you imagine 'disinviting' Itzhak Perlman because there was no Arab musician available to play on the same stage?
Joan Kroc was the third wife of Ray Kroc, the entrepreneur who turned the McDonald brothers' hamburger cafes into a worldwide pestilence.