February 10, 2010, - 2:08 pm
Sir Elton John is scheduled to perform a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel in June. But the British Committee for Universities of Palestine (which sounds like a sanitized name for HAMAS Savages Auxiliary, London Falafel and Polygamy Hut Branch) is urging John to cancel his concert. Per usual, it’s the same old far-left, self-hating Jewish suspects who signed the letter: Haim Bresheeth, Mike Cushman, Steven Rose, Jonathan Rosenhead–four college profs.
It’s funny. Supporters of those who would conduct the beheading execution of the gay Elton John (because he’s gay) in a heartbeat, are now telling him he should cancel his concert in the gay-friendliest country and city in the world. So, it’s kinda funny–not to mention hypocritical–when this anti-Israel group cites John’s funding of AIDS research as some sort of reason not to play in Israel. Um, Israel is at the forefront of AIDS (and cancer) research. How much AIDS research do ya think they’re doing in Gaza City, Tul Qarem, or Ramallah, where being Elton John is punishable by death? The quartet of Israel haters writing the letter cite Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch reports against Israel, but conveniently forgot those groups’ reports against the Palestinians. Nice.
So far, to his credit, Elton John has ignored them, just like Madonna, Paul McCartney, and Phil Collins have (all three went on with performances in Israel, with Madonna wrapping the Israeli flag around herself and daughter Lourdes on-stage). (John is quite independent, even coming out against gay marriage and California Proposition 8.)
But, FYI, Carlos Santana gave in to the demands of the Israel haters and canceled his Israeli concert. No more Santana songs (or shoes–he has a line of high-fashion women’s shoes) for me, you spineless has-been.
Oh, and by the way if you want to send hate-mail to these four idiotic, anti-Israel Jewish professors (and add them to mailing lists for things like Viagra and Cialis, which they clearly need), you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: Anti-Israel, Boycott of Israel, British Committee for Universities of Palestine, Carlos Santana, concert, Elton John, gays, Gaza, Haim Bresheeth, Israel, Israeli boycott, Jonathan Rosenhead, Mike Cushman, Palestinians, Steven Rose, Tel Aviv