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Gene Simmons blasts Israel boycotters
Associated Press
Published: 24.03.11, 07:55
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1. Stay in Israel then and don't come back to USA
Brod ,   USA   (03.24.11)
2. Gene knows a great deal.
Ypip ,   Canada   (03.24.11)
"Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. Peace is to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."
3. Hey Stranger,
Salma ,   Palestine   (03.24.11)
ask your beloved "Israel" to treat the strangers here "African and foreign workers" like America has treated you. Gene Simmons , it's easy to reach the top but to stay there you have not to wear your sunglasses indoors ; )
4. who does he mean?
ghs   (03.24.11)
"The countries they should be boycotting are the same countries that the populations are rebelling," he said. "People long to be free ... And they sure as hell don't want somebody who's a ruler who hasn't been elected by them." i dont disagree with his sentiments, but he could easily be describing the palestinian people here.
5. A good Jewish boy.
6. "I'm a stranger in America. I'm an outsider"
Cameron ,   USA   (03.24.11)
Oh shut the Hell up, Gene, and stop with that BS snivel. America gave you everything. You have nothing to complain about in the slightest in regard to America.
7. Hey Number 6
Zohar ,   Tel Aviv   (03.24.11)
He was just expressing his feelings - I am sure he is grateful for everything that the US gave him - but America is shallow and without feeling.
8. No wonder I never enjoyed their music before...
Peter ,   Vienna-Austria   (03.24.11)
This explains all. Pink Floyd and their likes have much more to offer, compared to this low life. And by the way..he's got GARBAGE written all over his face.
9. Israel boycotters are blind
Rune F ,   Oslo Norway   (03.24.11)
They belive the lies of the media.And the media is to blame for that people are against Israel.I hop one day that the Norwegian media becomes Israel friends.How to do it is maybe that Israeli officers and knesset members can talk on norwegian media musch more than they do now.And in that way change the attitude of the Norwegians
10. #7
Cameron ,   USA   (03.24.11)
You come off as much of a pompous ***hole as he does. He'll come scuttling back to California when affairs become too overheated & uncertain in the ME.
11. hey zohar 7
Joseph ,   NY   (03.24.11)
you called america shallow yet "shallow" america saved your israel countless times talk about arrogance
12. hey Zohar
Peter ,   cambodia   (03.24.11)
hey Zohar you said america is without feeling and shallow? really, the same america that gave a good life to millions of immigrants, the same america that elected a mixed race president the same america that has financed israels existence the same america that has fought the nazis the same america that allows its jewish citizens to prosper hey zohar can you please tell me how many non jews are represented in israeli govt,politics,music and entertaintment? let me tell you something, compared to americas treatment of immigrants, israel is a 3rd world nation
13. todah chiamke
Guy ,   Israel   (03.24.11)
14. Cameron #6
R ,   Israel   (03.24.11)
I like Gene Simmons but have to agree with Cameron on this one. America is a great country and Simmons should be grateful that he was let in and became so successful. Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
15. 50 years
Philip ,   Israel   (03.24.11)
Welcome home Mr Simmonds, but if you love Israel that much how come its taken you 50 to come back? Surely you can afford a flight?
16. anti - semitism....
S. ,   all over   (03.24.11)
all these replies - or most of them thinly mask your hate. he is a good man. good article. rock on
17. Elvis Costello and Diana Krall
Fred ,   Canada   (03.24.11)
His Canadian Wife should be appalled and ashamed at her husband for his anti-semite racist remarks but she is definately in on it. Krall , your Canadian and Multi Culteral with the same ID as Israel, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED, I know I'm Ashamed of you and will never listen to your music or go to either one of your concerts ever again
18. If people decide boycott Israel (psst, Salma).......
American Sabrah ,   Givas Shmilkeh   (03.24.11)
its their loss.That would mean that they would have to relinquish their cellphones and other technical devices as well. Besides,there are plenty of loyal customers such as myself who would be happy to buy Israeli products. Salma, you still didn't tell me how you enjoyed your candy. Did you verify that it wasn't Israeli made before you ate it?
19. Hey # 8
Yerach ,   Jerusalem,Israel   (03.24.11)
Your comments about Mr. Simmons are way off,but what then should we expect from somebody that comes from the land that gave us Hitler? BTW,Do you have a hackenkreuz tattoo?
20. #8 pete No one gives a sh*t about what you like or not.
Chuck ,   USA   (03.24.11)
21. Kol Hakavod GENE SIMMONS
Eran ,   Singapore   (03.24.11)
22. Legendary?,Roger Waters is legendary
Ivan ,   Haifa   (03.24.11)
23. I,am proud of you Gene!!!
Joav ,   Germany   (03.24.11)
Because of you Gene I find back for years to my jewishness. I wanna express you big thank that you stand with you/our home Israel!!! You are the best example how the real Jews should be. So again: I am proud of you!
24. Who needs goyim performing & defiling the Jewish land anyhow
Chaim   (03.24.11)
25. Hey Cameron, isn't America that racist, xenophobic bastion?
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (03.24.11)
Oh really, Cameron? "You have nothing to complain about in the slightest in regard to America." As I recall, the facts are clear that until recently America was the number one racist western country. Blacks were denied the vote, Jews were denied jobs, the natives are still herded onto reservations while white guys rape the stolen lands. It took America almost 200 years before minorities were finally protected by that great constitution of yours. Simmon's mother is WW2 survivor - and America has much to be ashamed of over its racist past that included slavery, illegal acts against its own citizens (denial of vote, denial of due process), and its decision to not allow refuge to Jewish many refugees who were fleeing Hitler. You took in Einstein who would have been gassed, but you let thousands of others die.
26. #4
Jrodstein ,   Basalt, Colorado   (03.24.11)
the palestinian have had many chances for peace to be free to live side by side with Israel . unfortunate the pals choose hate, war and murder with there freedom of choice and they always lose!
27. Who needs goyim performing & defiling the Jewish land anyhow
Chaim   (03.24.11)
29. #3 hey salma
Kyle ,   Southpark, CO, USA   (03.24.11)
Didn't see you yesterday. Out partying? Hope you got a real bad hangover.
30. #8 what he's got written, you are.
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