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Billie Eilish promotes her new album to Israelis, and draws social media ire


(JTA) — Pop star Billie Eilish provoked a wave of angry criticism on social media after posting a short video online promoting her new album to Israeli fans.

Billie Eilish. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

“Hi Israel, this is Billie Eilish, and I’m so excited that my new album, ‘Happier Than Ever,’ is out now,” she says in a clip posted to her Tik Tok, the blog Israellycool reported Sunday.

The video was one of several that Eilish posted to fans in different countries.

Pro-Palestinian social media users appeared to criticize Eilish for recognizing Israel as a state.

Others used the opportunity to criticize Israeli policy toward the Palestinians.

“Happier Than Ever,” the 19-year-old’s second album, was one of the most anticipated pop releases of the year.

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