With Beatles icon Ringo Starr scheduling shows for this year to be held in Israel despite the pressure of “Palestinian” terror advocates, it appears that at least one real rock star from the era when they had to be actual musicians is made of sterner stuff than 21-year-old pop singer Lorde.
The bigoted young pop music diva, who has, like, one hit song to her credit or something, infamously decided to cancel her concerts in Israel because she suddenly found herself agreeing with Palestinian terrorists who want to kill all Jews and thereby joined the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).
But, while the New Zealand-born Lorde may be ready to join a genocidal movement and cancel her performance in Israel, it appears that veteran rocker Ringo Starr has no such mental anguish.
According to Breitbart News, Starr has booked two shows in Israel for later this year:
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The former Beatle made the announcement on his personal website. It comes just a week after New Zealand singer Lorde cancelled her planned Tel Aviv concert after a vocal campaign by BDS activists.
Ringo has chosen a band that includes fellow rock legends Steve Lukather of Toto, Greg Rollie of Journey and Graham Gouldman of 10cc as the All-Starrs. The two shows are booked for Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtahim Arena on June 23 and 24.
The visit comes 52 years after The Beatles were originally scheduled to perform in Israel in 1966 – but were turned away by the government of the day who deemed them to be a “bad influence” on Israeli youth.
On the other hand, Lorde, whose real name is quite a mouthful (Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor), stirred a hornet’s nest at the end of December when she decided to bow to BDS demands that she cancel her concerts in Israel.
The BDS movement claims Israel is an outlaw state that needs to be destroyed and they support terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah who have vowed to emulate the Nazis and commit genocide against the Jews.
These are the people “Lorde” — whose only big song seems to be “Royals” — has decided to side with.
The singer bowed to the pressure after a so-called Palestinian-supporting BDS activist in New Zealand penned an open letter demanding that Lorde cancel her concerts.
“In this context, a performance in Israel sends the wrong message,” the activists wrote to Lorde. “Playing in Tel Aviv will be seen as giving support to the policies of the Israeli government, even if you make no comment on the political situation. Such an effect cannot be undone by even the best intention and the best music.”
Lorde’s weak response was a sad example of a woman without convictions:
“I’ve received an overwhelming number of messages and letters and have had a lot of discussions with people holding many views, and I think the right decision at this time is to cancel the show.” The singer added that she’s “truly sorry to reverse my commitment to come play for you. I hope one day we can all dance.”
Anyway, if Ringo Starr is any indication, it looks like rockers from a past era are far stronger than the dolts we have today pretending to be entertainers.