Pearl Jamin Eddie Vedder ilmaisi äskettäin mielipiteensä Israelin ja Palestiinan taas kiristyneestä konfliktista – tai ainakin hänen tulkittin tehneen niin. Asiasta enemmän täällä.
System Of A Downin laulaja Serj Takian ei puolestaan jätä tulkinnanvaraa Facebook-sivunsa viestissä, jossa hän kommentoi taistelujen koventumista esimerkiksi Länsirannalla:
”It’s time to end this misery known as the Israeli Occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. The song Occupied Tears, from my solo record Harakiri, was written about this and the hypocrisy of a people who have gone through the horrible atrocities of the Holocaust now serving as occupiers of another people. John Kerry and the U.S. had been placing a lot of pressure to restart the peace negotiations. Hamas and the Palestinian Authority united to negotiate as one. Netenyahu tried to separate them but couldn’t. Eventually the kidnappings served as a political excuse to recapture released Palestinian political prisoners by Israel. Hamas fired rockets in response and Israel got off the hook on having to make permanent peace by invading Gaza and changing the conversation from permanent peace to temporary truce. One more thing: calls for anti-semitism should never be used to cloak honest discussion of these issues, especially here in the U.S.”