#BDSFail Radiohead slams #BDS

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke hits back at ‘divisive and patronising’ campaign to stop the band playing in Israel, calling it a ‘waste of energy’
by AFP
June 2, 2017

Radiohead hit back Friday at a campaign urging the band to scrap a show in Israel, calling the boycott effort divisive, patronizing and ‘an extraordinary waste of energy.’ The experimental rock icons are scheduled to close a tour on July 19 in Tel Aviv but artists including Roger Waters have urged Radiohead to heed Palestinian activists’ calls to shun Israel…’All of this creates divisive energy. You’re not bringing people together. You’re not encouraging dialogue or a sense of understanding,’ [frontman Thom] Yorke told Rolling Stone magazine…Yorke called it ‘patronizing in the extreme’ to presume Radiohead is unfamiliar with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, pointing out that guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s wife is an Israeli Arab. READ MORE

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