On Monday, a Tel Aviv court banned a band called the Antisemitic Collective from performing in Tel Hashomer, the capital of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, in what some Israeli critics called a crackdown on antisemitism.
The ruling came after a lawsuit was filed against the band by the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem.
The Antisecentral Collective, whose name is a play on the word antisemitic, is a group of mostly Jewish musicians that performs anti-Semitic songs in concert.
The group was formed in Israel in 2015 and its members were banned from performing at a number of Israeli concerts following a complaint by B’Osha, a Jewish group based in Jerusalem.
The group was also banned from appearing at Israeli music festivals in 2016 and 2017.
In 2017, the Israeli government issued a decree banning the Antispirit Collective from attending the Israeli Jewish festivals.
The B’Torah Jewish community organization in Israel criticized the ruling and called on the Israeli music industry to reconsider the ban.
In a statement released on Sunday, B’Telah said the decision “is the culmination of decades of efforts by the government to eradicate antisemite acts, both on and off stage.”
The group’s statement said the band will appeal the decision and will continue to perform, but warned that it is not yet clear whether it will be able to continue to conduct performances.
The Israeli government has not commented on the decision.