Jonathon M. Seidl
June 2, 2011
A group of international pop singers has just collaborated on an anti-Israel, pro-Palestine song that accuses Israel of “crimes against humanity” and “illegal occupation,“ and demands ”freedom for Palestine.” And the song is being publicly supported by the likes of British powerhouse group Coldplay.
The song is the work of the pro-Palestine group OneWorld and includes an international ensemble. The site Mondoweiss explains:
OneWorld has produced a fantastic hit, all proceeds supporting projects in Palestine. The song features an all star ensemble of musicians from around the world including Randall, Jamie Catto (1 Giant Leap), Maxi Jazz (Faithless), LSK, Harry Collier (Kubb), Andrea Britton, Sudha (Faithless), Andy Treacy (Faithless/Moby/Groove Armada), Attab Haddad and Joelle Barker plus over the top Durban Gospel Choir and members of the London Community Gospel Choir and comedian Mark Thomas, rapper Lowkey and poet Michael Rosen.
Lowkey, you may remember, is the anti-Israel rapper we’ve featured on this site before.
But besides the likes of Lowkey and the London Community Gospel Choir, the song is also getting an endorsement from one of the world’s most popular bands. The group Coldplay sent out a message to its fans via Facebook telling them to listen to the song:
The actual video is below: