BDS Thugs Threatened to Kill Paul McCartney for Playing Israel
“I got death threats, but I’m coming anyway. I got explicit death threats, but I have no intention of surrendering. I refuse to cancel my performances in Israel” – Paul McCartney
Several news agencies including Arutz Sheva and Breitbart News are reporting that Sir Paul McCartney refused to be intimidated by an onslaught of death threats against him by Anti-Israel boycott groups (BDS). The Mike Report has previously exposed the efforts of the BDS movement and the affiliated Jewish Voice for Peace to infiltrate the Seattle Jewish Community’s establishment organizations . NGO monitor released a devastating report on the BDS affiliated Jewish Voice for Peace earlier this month and their “wedge” strategy to divide the American Jewish community.
From Breitbart: “Paul McCartney’s life was threatened by BDS (boycott, divest and sanction) anti-Israel groups prior to a concert he performed in the country in 2008, according to Adam Shay of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. “I got death threats, but I’m coming anyway. I got explicit death threats, but I have no intention of surrendering. I refuse to cancel my performances in Israel,” the ex-Beatle said according to Shay. READ THE REST.
“Many artists claim that they won’t perform in Israel for “reasons of conscience,” when the real reason is that they are frightened by death threats they received”
From Arutz Sheva: But despite the pressure and threats, there are many artists who continue to play Israel. In the past month, rock bands Deep Purple and the Pet Shop Boys have held concerts in Israel, and American artist Rihanna is scheduled to take her second tour here in October. And of course, there was Madonna.
“This wasn’t an objective movement that was concerned with people’s welfare, but with something dark and dubious” -Moby
Many of these artists, Shay said, decided to perform in Israel despite the threats. “When singer Moby was interviewed on Army Radio shortly before he performed in Israel, he said that the intensity of the attacks against him before he came to Israel made him suspect that this wasn’t an objective movement that was concerned with people’s welfare, but with something dark and dubious.” Unfortunately, though, “most artists just don’t want to deal with it. It’s much easier for them to release a statement that they won’t be appearing in Israel ‘for reasons of conscience’ rather than to say their lives are being threatened and they’re frightened.” READ THE REST.
- Paul McCartney received death threats for playing in Israel (israelmatzav.blogspot.com)
- Anti-Israel Activists Threatening to Kill Musicians for Playing in Israel (thetower.org)
- Paul McCartney: They Threatened to Kill Me if I Played in Israel (menorahblog.typepad.com)
- Paul McCartney: “They Threatened to Kill Me if I Played in Israel” (sago.com)