Israel’s 60th Birthday

Sir Paul defiant on Israel show by Dave
September 16, 2008, 12:12 am
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‘Sir’ Paul shows he’s actually quite keen to go day tripping to apartheid Israel.   I wonder if he’ll consider how Palestinians are suffering while he is having his ‘great evening’?  Or if he’ll visit the occupied territories as well as Tel Aviv?  It’s sad when people get old and lose the idealism of their youth.  All Paul’s songs, that encapsulated the values of the sixties, values of love and peace, taste like ashes in the mouth with this careless attitude to the colonial aparthied project called Israel.  Has he ever considered his friends who support Israel might be wrong?  If he was truely thinking he’d at least consider why people have taken the time to write to him and investigate why it might be a bad idea.  It’s not like he doesn’t have the time, it’s just he doesn’t think.  ‘We can’t wait to get out there and rock’ – spoken like an ignorant cock.  As a Beatles fan, I’m disappointed Paul.  Also for those interested it appears the Israeli Government didn’t ban the Beatles after all. The following from the BBC:

Sir Paul McCartney

In 1965 the Israeli government pulled a Beatles concert

Sir Paul McCartney has insisted his first show in Israel will go ahead, despite pressure from campaigners who want him to cancel it.

The 65-year-old will perform some of his biggest Beatles and solo hits at the Tel Aviv gig later this month.

But protesters asked him to reconsider over Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and its Gaza Strip blockade.

He told newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth: “I refused. I do what I think, and I have many friends who support Israel.”

In a statement confirming the concert on McCartney’s website last month, he said: “I’ve heard so many great things about Tel Aviv and Israel, but hearing is one thing and experiencing it for yourself is another.

“We are planning to have a great time and a great evening. We can’t wait to get out there and rock.”


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