Culture

Culture

Palestinians speak a distinct dialect of Arabic, and have their own traditions, cuisine, and folklore. While most Palestinians feel strong connections to the Arab world, their primary political affiliation is with other Palestinians, with whom they share defining experiences of exile, military occupation, and other dimensions of the conflict with the Zionist movement and Israel.

Thom Yorke on Radiohead Israel Concert: “We Don’t Endorse Netanyahu Any More Than Trump”
Matthew Strauss, Pitchfork

Thom Yorke on Radiohead Israel Concert: “We Don’t Endorse Netanyahu Any More Than Trump”

Thom Yorke has released a new statement about Radiohead’s decision to play a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 19. “Playing in a country isn’t the same as endorsing its government,” Yorke writes. “We’ve played in Israel for over 20 years through a succession of governments...

about 1 week ago
Thom Yorke Rejects New Calls to Cancel Radiohead’s Israel Concert
Rolling Stone

Thom Yorke Rejects New Calls to Cancel Radiohead’s Israel Concert

Thom Yorke continued to defend Radiohead's decision to play a concert in Israel after British filmmaker Ken Loach once again urged the band to call off their July 19th gig in Tel Aviv in an op-ed for The Independent. Loach is among many musicians and activists calling on Radiohead...

about 1 week ago
Radiohead Are Wrong to Play in Israel. Here’s Why
Dave Randall, The Guardian

Radiohead Are Wrong to Play in Israel. Here’s Why

Next Wednesday (19 July), Radiohead will step on stage in Tel Aviv in knowing and deliberate contravention of the boycott of Israel called for by Palestinian civil society and adhered to by leading cultural figures. In so doing, they will lose the respect of thousands of music fans across the region and around the world.

about 1 week ago
Radiohead Need to Join the Cultural Boycott of Israel – Why Won’t They Meet with Me to Discuss It?
Ken Loach, Independent

Radiohead Need to Join the Cultural Boycott of Israel – Why Won’t They Meet with Me to Discuss It?

I was surprised to read in Rolling Stone that Thom Yorke believed critics of Radiohead’s scheduled concert in Tel Aviv were simply “throwing shit” at the band in public, without speaking to them privately. This is both inaccurate and – even if it were accurate – quite irrelevant.

about 1 week ago
Did Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Swear at Fans Waving Palestinian Flags?
Hilary Aked, The Electronic Intifada

Did Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Swear at Fans Waving Palestinian Flags?

Radiohead front man Thom Yorke has apparently stuck up his middle finger up at fans waving Palestinian flags in protest at the band’s decision to play in Israel later this month. The singer’s gesture was captured on video during a performance in Glasgow, Scotland at the weekend.

about 2 weeks ago
Radiohead’s Controversial Concert in Tel Aviv & 5 Other Artists Performing in Israel
Lyndsey Havens, Billboard

Radiohead’s Controversial Concert in Tel Aviv & 5 Other Artists Performing in Israel

On July 19, Radiohead will end a tour in support of well-received ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool with a performance in Tel Aviv, Israel. The show will mark the group’s ninth time playing the city, most recently in 2000 ahead of Kid A. What should serve as a celebration of sorts has been weighed down by controversy regarding the band's decision to play the city despite the current cultural ban...

on June 12, 2017
Roger Waters Calls Out Thom Yorke Over Radiohead Israel Controversy
Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork

Roger Waters Calls Out Thom Yorke Over Radiohead Israel Controversy

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has spoken out after Thom Yorke dismissed a petition for Radiohead to cancel an upcoming concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. In defending the show, Yorke had singled out Waters—one of the petition’s signees—because Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich worked heavily on Waters’ new album.

on June 5, 2017
Roger Waters Says He Tried to Discuss His Concerns About Radiohead Playing Israel With Thom Yorke
Dee Lockett, Vulture

Roger Waters Says He Tried to Discuss His Concerns About Radiohead Playing Israel With Thom Yorke

Today in political-rock-star beef, Roger Waters has responded to a bitter interview Thom Yorke gave to Rolling Stone about Waters’s public criticism of Radiohead’s controversial decision to perform in Israel next month. Waters says Yorke’s statement, in which the Radiohead...

on June 5, 2017
Roger Waters Disputes Thom Yorke’s Explosive Comments Over Radiohead Israel Controversy
Ryan Thaxton, Paste Mag

Roger Waters Disputes Thom Yorke’s Explosive Comments Over Radiohead Israel Controversy

Roger Waters has responded to Radiohead’s Thom Yorke after Yorke accused Waters of being divisive and attempting to “throw shit at [Radiohead] in public” in regard to an open letter to the band, signed by Waters, asking that they cancel plans to perform in Israel later this year.

on June 5, 2017