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R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe supports Radiohead's decision to perform in Israel

Original story at haaretz.com• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

haaretz.com 1 week ago

 
Michael Stipe, the front man of rock band R.E.M., has come out in support of Radiohead's decision to defy calls by activists to cancel the band's concert in Israel on Wednesday. In a post on Instagram, which doesn't actually mention Israel by name, Stipe wrote: "I stand with Radiohead and their decision to perform. Let's hope a dialogue continues, helping to bring the occupation to an end and lead to a peaceful solution. Sincerely, Michael Stipe." Radiohead's front man, Thom Yorke, made headlines after he apparently flashed his middle finger at pro-Palestinian protesters during a performance, and again when he ...
 
 
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