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Turning Waters Into Wine At Times Of Israel

The Times of Israel | News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish WorldOver at the Times of Israel today I have a new op-ed that’s today’s “Top Ops”.

It’s a run down of the multitude of talented artists who have come to play in Israel in recent years, in stark contrast to Jew haters like Roger Waters.

It draws heavily on Jono’s excellent BDS Free “Safe Listening List” of artists who have played in recent times in Israel.

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Who needs Waters when we have much finer wine

If all this coverage of one ageing, has been, rock star who once wrote some lyrics for a very fine band before destroying it, makes you think cultural boycotts of Israel are on the rise: think again.

For every idiot like Roger Waters, who’s happy to play gigs in the country which has imprisoned more reporters in the last few years than any other (Turkey) but won’t play in the only free and open democracy in the Middle East, there are dozens more who love playing in Israel.

Even Bar Refaeli has ripped into Roger Waters telling him (in a Hebrew tweet of course) to take her image out of his show: “if you’re going to boycott, then go all the way”.

Just this year we’ve had concerts fromDepeche ModeJulio IglesiasPet Shop Boys and Tom Jones is still to come. We had the mysterious case of The Animals’ Eric Burdon who, after reports of “threats”, eventually came anyway.

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Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.
Picture of Brian of London

Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.
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