IDF Radio Ignores Performers' Anti-Zionism
The two IDF radio stations, Army Radio and Galagalatz, said they will continue to play songs performed by anti-Israel artists, including those who accuse Israel of genocide, IDF spokesmen said Friday.
“We will continue to play the music. There must be a separation between art and opinion,” the army explained.
The subject came up for debate after two members of the British band “Faithless,” together with other British artists, created a song and video clip titled, “Freedom for Palestine.” The video accuses Israel of a variety of crimes, including apartheid, racism, and crimes against humanity.
The video includes a cartoon in which IDF soldiers deliberately murder innocent Arab civilians and fire on a school. The soldiers are shown sitting in a tank with a blue star of David on the side, apparently to identify them as Jews.
At another point in the cartoon a soldier is shown pushing an Arab woman and her baby to the ground.
A second band, Coldplay, promoted the clip on its Facebook page. Coldplay is a popular band with Israelis, and has considered appearing in Israel this September.