Sunday, 11 June 2017

Fucking hell. I've read some fabricated reports in HAARETZ but today's really took the biscuit......

So lets start with today's headline: Thom Yorke, This Is Why You Should Boycott Israel

Now I'm a great fan of Radiohead and I knew this was bullshit...

So if anyone bothered to do a little research this is what they would have come up with:

In April 2017, over 50 prominent figures, including musucians Roger Waters and Thurston Moore, social rights activist Desmond Tutu, and filmmaker Ken Loach, signed a petition urging Radiohead to cancel their July Israel performance as part of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, a cultural boycott of Israel. In a Rolling Stone interview, Yorke said of the criticics: "It's offensive and I just can't understand why going to play a rock show or going to lecture at a university [is a problem to them]." He also claimed that the petitioners did not attempt to engage with him personally, a claim rebuked by Waters, who responded in an open letter in Rolling Stone that he attempted multiple times to contact Yorke. Yorke also claimed the campaign was "offensive" to his bandmate Jonny Greenwood, because he has "both Palestinian and Israeli friends and a wife who's an Arab Jew." Yorke is reported to be furious.



Does anyone seriously still read HAARETZ ? May I suggest the BEANO as an alternative!!!!!



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