Paul McCartney Says Won’t Come to Israel to Receive Wolf Music Prize

Joan Rivers supported Israel’s genocidal Operation Protective Edge operation which left 2,000 Palestinians, moms, dads, grandparents and children dead .  “You’re dead, you deserve to be be dead. Don’t you dare make me feel bad about that.”

John Lennon would’ve boycotted Israel. Roger Waters does.

The musician Paul McCartney announced Thursday that he would not come to Israel later this month to receive the Wolf Prize for Music he was awarded in February.

“It’s very flattering and I’m grateful to be chosen for the Wolf Prize for Music this year,” wrote McCartney. “It’s certainly a great honor for me to be included among the greatest artists, creators, scientists and writers of today’s history. But after reviewing my schedule I have to announce that I will not be able to arrive at the date set.”

Last month, actress Natalie Portman announced that she would not arrive in Israel to receive the Genesis Prize. The dual American-Israeli citizen said in a statement that she cancelled her arrival upon knowledge that Netanyahu was scheduled to speak at the ceremony.

‘If they say something they will no longer have a career – I have been accused of being a Nazi and an anti-Semite’- Roger Waters

Adam Sandler has sided with Howard Stern in his war of words against former Pink Floyd singer-songwriter Roger Waters. “I’m very pro-Israel,” the comedian told Stern earlier this week, via Jewish Journal. “When you go off on Roger Waters, I fucking love that you do that. I’m disgusted that they single out Israel. All those nice Israeli people are getting a ‘fuck you’ from Roger Waters. … I’m not a crazy religious, but I’m proud of being a Jew, and that’s what I am.”

Earlier this year, Stern ripped into Roger Waters for his extremely vocal support of a cultural boycott of Israel. “Where do you want the Jews to go, Roger?” he said. “You want them to go back to the concentration camps? What is it you want, fuckhead?” In an interview with Rolling Stone, Waters refused to respond in length. “I wouldn’t waste a single one of my precious breaths on that asshole,” he said. “And I just did. That was a waste of breath.”

Colonel Says Israel Is Dragging the United States Into World War III

Israel is in the process of plunging America into a war with Iran that could destroy what’s left of the Middle East and ignite a third world war, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, warned in Washington approximately a week ago.


Wilkerson explained that Israel is headed toward “a massive confrontation with the various powers arrayed against it, a confrontation that will suck America in and perhaps terminate the experiment that is Israel and do irreparable damage to the empire that America has become.”

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Wilkerson, a retired army colonel who now teaches at Washington-area universities, didn’t hold back in his critique of where the status quo is leading the United States via its client state, Israel.

At the annual Israel lobby conference at the National Press Club, sponsored by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and Institute for Research: Middle East Policy, Wilkerson explained that Israel is headed toward “a massive confrontation with the various powers arrayed against it, a confrontation that will suck America in and perhaps terminate the experiment that is Israel and do irreparable damage to the empire that America has become.”

One of the principal antagonists begging for a war with Iran that Wilkerson identified was none other than Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Russian-born Defense Minister. Wilkerson stated:

“Lieberman will speak in April in New York City at the annual conference of the Jerusalem Post. The title is, ‘The New War with Iran.’ It is clear that he’s [at] the forefront of promoting this war.

“And nowhere does my concern about such a war focus more acutely at the moment than Syria. As [the] president of France Emmanuel Macron described it recently, ‘The current rhetoric of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Israel is pushing the region toward conflict with Iran.’”

Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s incessant denigrations of Iran, including claiming the greatest danger facing the Jewish state is the Islamic republic — a country he accuses of fanning the flames of anti-Semitism — Wilkerson blew these accusations out of the park using simple logic. He said:

“This antisemitism bit, of course, as we’ve heard today, is almost always a weapon of choice for Israeli politicians under stress hurled, in this case, at the country whose Jewish population — by the way, the largest in the Middle East outside of Turkey and Israel — lives in Iran in reasonable peace.”

He continued:

“And don’t forget that these words were uttered by the man who, as we’ve heard today, is doing everything he can to expel dark-skinned African refugees largely from Eritrea and Sudan from Israel, where most have come as legitimate refugees.”

Wilkerson highlighted the hypocrisy of Netanyahu and his cohorts in more ways than one. For example, Wilkerson referred to Netanyahu’s grandiose speech at the Munich Security Conference in which he directly challenged Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif while holding remnants of a drone allegedly downed over Israeli airspace. Israel claimed the drone was Iranian-manufactured. Wilkerson noted that in response, Iran found itself being rescued by Lebanon’s Defense Minister, who said he had an Israeli drone over his head virtually 24 hours a day.

Further, the mainstream media and the governments that benefit from their narratives pay close to zero attention to the fact that Israel routinely violates Lebanese airspace with its sophisticated aircraft. Rather, Iran is constantly painted as the major threat and violator of international law.

“Of late of course,” Wilkerson continued, “Tel Aviv is increasingly using Iran’s presence in Syria, its support for Bashar al-Assad, and its alleged drive– and I love this one, and my military comrades love it, too– for a Shia corridor from Tehran to Aden, as the hoary beast that must not be at any cost, including of course America’s treasure and lives, as his probable cause and existential prompt for action.

But why is there a danger that the U.S. will be dragged into this war, and why does Israel need America’s help? As Wilkerson explains:

“I believe the answer is fairly clear once you push aside the cobwebs that surround it. The legitimacy of great power is what I call it. And that is precisely what Netanyahu and Lieberman desire.

“It’s also what Riyadh desires, especially with the new boy king Mohammed bin Salman, now an erstwhile ally of Israel.

“In short, the IDF could defend Israel but it could not attack Iran. Not successfully, anyway. And were it to do so, it would be damned internationally and thus isolated even more than it already is today, perhaps devastatingly so.”