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Peter Gabriel. 'Where is that two-state solution you have so long said you wanted?'
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Peter Gabriel contributes to Gaza relief album

British musician clarifies he is not anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic, but rather 'anti-Israeli government policy, anti-injustice, anti-oppression and anti-occupation.'

English singer and songwriter Peter Gabriel and several other musicians have recorded a charity album aimed at raising funds for Palestinian organizations.

 

 

All proceeds from the "2 Unite All" album will go towards funding humanitarian aid and workplaces for Palestinians, as well as to international projects promoting peace.

 

The artists who contributed to the album include System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, Police drummer Stewart Copeland, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen and The Cure's Porl Thompson.

 

"Although I am sure both the Palestinian and Israeli people would benefit enormously from a just and fair two-state agreement based around the '67 borders, we have watched the Palestinians subjected to more and more suffering for far too long, especially in Gaza," Gabriel said in a statement.

"Meanwhile, their long-held land is repeatedly stolen by force for illegal settlements."

 

Peter Gabriel. 'We have watched the Palestinians subjected to more and more suffering for far too long' (Photo: Reuters)
Peter Gabriel. 'We have watched the Palestinians subjected to more and more suffering for far too long' (Photo: Reuters)

 

The British musician went on to clarify, "I am not and have never been anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic; I am anti-Israeli government policy, anti-injustice, anti-oppression and anti-occupation.

 

“There is clearly a growing movement around the world willing to speak out, including my own country’s parliament. I am happy to be one of these voices now asking the Israeli government, 'Where is that two-state solution you have so long said you wanted?' and more simply, saying, 'Enough.'"

 

Peter Gabriel has been considered one of the most highly regarded musicians in Britain since the 1960s, when he was the lead vocalist of progressive rock band Genesis, and in the four decades of his solo career.

 

In the mid 1980s, he began supporting different human rights organizations, and last year he joined other British artists in signing a petition against the Israeli government's policy in the territories.

 


פרסום ראשון: 11.11.14, 07:43
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