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Brian Eno, Roger Waters Respond to Nick Cave's Israel Press Conference

Brian Eno, Roger Waters Respond to Nick Cave's Israel Press Conference

According to Ynet, Martin and Johnson dined in Tel Aviv with Cave, who was making his first visit to Israel in some 20 years. "That made me feel like a coward, so as soon as I planned this tour, it was important for me to come out against this silencing of artists".

The bill states that it opposes a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that "urges countries to pressure their own companies to divest from, or break contracts with, Israel, and calls for the creation of a "blacklist" of companies that either operate, or have business relations with entities that operate beyond Israel's 1949 armistice lines, including east Jerusalem". "People talk about loving a country, but I just felt, on some sort of level, a connection that I couldn't really describe".

"No one wants to be publicly shamed", he said.

But the band ignored the call to boycott, with Thom Yorke telling Rolling Stone magazine that it was "deeply distressing" that Waters and other BDS activists "choose to, rather than engage with us personally, throw s**t at us in public".

"So, after a lot of thought and consideration I rang up my people and said we're doing a European tour and Israel". A few years ago, Brian Eno sent me a letter and asked me to sign it to shut out Israel, and I sent a letter back that said I wouldn't sign. "I didn't want to sign the petition. I don't like lists", he said.

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2017 was one of the biggest years for global acts playing in Israel, including performances by the likes of Justin Bieber, Guns and Roses, Aerosmith and Brian Adams. At the end of the day, there's maybe two reason why I'm here.

Cave also said that he "loves Israel", and that he wanted to take "a principled stand against anyone who tries to censor and silence musicians".

Now Waters and Eno - along with others from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement - have criticized Cave's rationale in numerous statements. In a statement posted to Twitter, the group - which is a founding member of the BDS national committee - said The Bad Seeds' decision to perform in Tel Aviv made "one thing abundantly clear - playing Tel Aviv is never simply about music".

The Times of Israel reports that Cave's decision to come to Israel came from wanting to take a stand against the censorship of musicians by people like Roger Waters.


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