Costello’s a jerk, of course. Most clear thinking folks who aren’t Islamic terrorists can see that Israel is a far, far better country than most in this world. Acid test: where would you rather live? Israel, a liberal democracy, or any Arab state? No-brainer; Israel by a landslide. If you’ve any integrity.
Now, Johnny Rotten, of all people, puts Costello to shame. From the U.K. Independent:
“If Elvis-f*****g-Costello wants to pull out of a gig in Israel because he’s suddenly got this compassion for Palestinians, then good on him. But I have absolutely one rule, right? Until I see an Arab country, a Muslim country, with a democracy, I won’t understand how anyone can have a problem with how they’re treated.”
Rotten, former frontman for the Sex Pistols, may be a wild man. But he seems to have his wits about him on the subject of Israel.