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Paul McCartney: They Threatened to Kill Me if I Played in Israel
inn ^ | David Lev

Posted on 07/10/2013 8:18:47 AM PDT by Nachum

When rock legend Paul McCartney came to Israel in 2008, he was, at least to some extent, taking his life in his hands. Not because of Israel's sometimes precarious security situation, but because he was threatened by BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction) anti-Israel groups. “I got death threats, but I'm coming anyway,” the singer was quoted as saying by Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs researcher Adam Shay.

“I got explicit death threats, but I have no intention of surrendering. I refuse to cancel my performances in Israel,” Shay quoted McCartney as saying.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; antizionism; deaththreats; israel; jihad; liberalagenda; mccartney; middleeast; muslimworld; paul; paulmccartney; rop

1 posted on 07/10/2013 8:18:47 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Some one’s knocking at the door.
Somebody’s ringing the bell.
Do me a favor. Call the Mossad.
Don’t let them in.


2 posted on 07/10/2013 8:23:39 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Nachum
good for him

I may disagree with him on some issues, but he is not a liar or the usual liberal hypocrite- he is the definition of cool!

I just wish him and John would have collaborated on some more before he died- they had a synergistic effect on each others’ music (the sum is greater than the individual parts)

3 posted on 07/10/2013 8:25:10 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Nachum

He’s an obama ass-kissing tool.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 8:25:30 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

But let’s not give him any credit when he does the right thing. No sir, he’s evil. Spit on him.


5 posted on 07/10/2013 8:27:51 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Nachum

Yeah but is he getting death threats because he is threatening to play Hey Jude for the ten billionth time while giving the thumbs up or because he is playing in Israel?


6 posted on 07/10/2013 8:36:40 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: henkster

Even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while.


7 posted on 07/10/2013 8:38:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Nachum

Wonder if this guy would be safe playing in Bergen or Oslo or Trondheim.

Probably not.


8 posted on 07/10/2013 8:38:50 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Nachum

Hurrah for Paul! If he’s not going with the flow on this hot PC topic, maybe he’ll awaken in other areas.


9 posted on 07/10/2013 8:40:05 AM PDT by veracious
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To: henkster
But let’s not give him any credit when he does the right thing.

You make a good, if sarcastic, point. Ronald Reagan said "The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally, not a 20 percent traitor."

Many conservatives no longer see it that way. Either you are 100% pure, or you are the enemy. That's why I don't think there will be any more GOP presidents.

10 posted on 07/10/2013 8:45:49 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

That’s traitor talk! /sarc


11 posted on 07/10/2013 8:47:43 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Leaning Right

In all seriousness, when Margaret Thatcher died I saw a conservative blog calling her a liberal because of this or that position. Insane.


12 posted on 07/10/2013 8:50:10 AM PDT by Borges
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To: max americana

THAT’S a big club!!


13 posted on 07/10/2013 8:52:10 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Leaning Right

Yep. Exactly.


14 posted on 07/10/2013 8:52:41 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Mr. K

The sum was greater than the parts because George Martin was writing the music.


15 posted on 07/10/2013 8:53:45 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Well said !!!


16 posted on 07/10/2013 8:55:10 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

Yeah and it’s just a coincidence that since 1969, McCartney has continued to write music and Martin hasn’t never written any music of note.


17 posted on 07/10/2013 8:56:54 AM PDT by Borges
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I think that he was pretty safe. Even terrorists understand what “bad PR” is. I would say that an attack on him would be bad PR of the level that caused the Crusades, the way the world works now.


18 posted on 07/10/2013 9:20:27 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: kabumpo

George martin did write a few piano and orchestral bits here. He was a great addition musically as well as sonically. But he certainly did not write the music. There are quite a few books out there if you want to better understand what happened. Geoff Emerick’s book is very informative. He was the recordig engineer.


19 posted on 07/10/2013 9:21:32 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Paul is a great musician because he can get in the zone, stay there for quite a while, then remember what he did while he was there and finally write it all down.


20 posted on 07/10/2013 9:39:43 AM PDT by shineon
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To: Leaning Right

“Either you are 100% pure, or you are the enemy. That’s why I don’t think there will be any more GOP presidents.”

That’s true. Contrast with the democrats, who can get coal producing states to vote for 0bama. They can get blacks to vote for him, even though he wants to open the floodgates to cheap immigrant labor that will keep them forever unemployed. They can get industrial union members and environmental kooks who hate all things industrial to vote for 0bama.

As you say, conservatives’ constant quest for “ideological purity” will keep the GOP out of the White House.

Not to say we should just accept anyone as a candidate (like the last two). But you can’t require your candidate to be as perfect as Jesus and spit on anyone who isn’t and expect to ever hold office.


21 posted on 07/10/2013 10:12:35 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Mr. K

He made a very rude and unnecessary comment at the Whitehouse when Obama was giving him some award. Something to the effect of “Nice to have a President who’s seen the indice of a library.” It was a very low-class jab at Bush (who’s wife, ironically, was a librarian)


22 posted on 07/10/2013 10:16:59 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: JaguarXKE

indice = inside Darned dyslexic fingers!


23 posted on 07/10/2013 10:18:28 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Nachum

So much for the tolerant bigots on the left like Roger Waters...


24 posted on 07/10/2013 10:22:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: kabumpo

Martin arranged the music. Beautifully, no doubt - enough to be the fifth Beatle. But McCartney/Lennon wrote the music and lyrics.


25 posted on 07/10/2013 10:22:03 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Mr. K

In the Playboy interview shortly before his murder, Lennon gives an example of their collaboration on lyrics. Paul wrote the line “we can work it out” and he wrote the bridging segment “life is very short and there’s no time....” McCartney was the optimist, Lennon the pessimist. Just compare the Christmas songs they each did in their post-Beatles careers. One is as light and fluffy as can be and the other is the darkest Christmas song ever written. Someone who worked them both in their solo careers in the ‘70s said they couldn’t have been more different as people.

The synergy they worked out together was definitely amazing, balancing out the light and the dark side to create fun songs that still had emotional complexity and resonance. But it’s easy to understand why there was tension there and why each of them might have felt that working together was holding them back from what they really wanted to do.

Nowadays I think popular artists are less wary to walk away from a successful formula to do something different. Maybe because things are more competitive than ever and finding success a second time through a different avenue is clearly unlikely. In the past you had George Lucas cutting the Star Wars movies from 6 films to 3 because he was tired of it and wanted to do other things. You had Christopher Reeve trying hard to prove himself as an actor outside of the Superman films. And you had Shelley Long and David Caruso leaving TV shows at the height of their popularity to try for movie careers. Now we have neverending sequels to any popular movie and actors who are willing to sign on for life to play any superhero character.

It seems like commercial success is more valued than ever in artistic endeavors. Maybe it’s because the profits have just become too big to ignore, especially now that home and digital distribution has shown that a successful project can live on for decades and continue delivering royalties, far beyond what anyone thought they ever could 25 years ago.


26 posted on 07/10/2013 10:24:28 AM PDT by JediJones (Gridlock means taking credit for stuff that automatically happens while you do nothing)
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To: Leaning Right

Depends on what that 20% disagreement is.

Banning gun ownership?
Forcing everyone under single payer state run healthcare?
Global warming carbon credit schemes?
Amnesty for 20+million “dual citizen” Mexicans?

Which issue are you willing to surrender (things will never be the same after stepping through each of those one way doors)?

And which of those four issues (which liberals are all trying to advance) do you think would be enough for them to give up on pursuing the other three?

I’d say that Obama is 80% an ally of Hitler if you rule out the death camps and ghettos.


27 posted on 07/10/2013 10:26:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: henkster

Obama didn’t persuade coal producing states to vote for him in spite of his agenda. He lied to them.

Obama didn’t convince black voters of the need for amnesty for illegal hispanics, the need for abortion on demand in black neighborhoods, the need for homosexuality pushed in our military and schools. He lied to them.


28 posted on 07/10/2013 10:29:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: JaguarXKE
Darned dyslexic fingers!

Don't blame your fingers. Blame the NSA, which is probably both monitoring and making small changes in posts here on free Republic.

(just kidding, I hope)

29 posted on 07/10/2013 11:19:26 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: miss marmelstein

1. You don’t know who wrote what if you weren’t in the room when it was written.
2. According to their own propaganda, even though the credits said Lennon/McCartney, they didn’t have a composing and songwriting collaboration - Lennon wrote some songs, McCartney others. The Lennon/McCartney was a convenience of publishing.
3. Neither of them could read music, and Lennon was an extremely mediocre musician. The change in the music after George Martin came on board is so huge that it obviously goes way beyond “arranging”.
4. The banality and mediocrity of their post Beatles music would lead a reasonable person with knowledge of music and the music business to question their capacity as composers.


30 posted on 07/10/2013 11:21:19 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Mr. K
He is the definition of cool!

I used to think that too, but his body of work since 1972 has pretty much destroyed all the cool he earned prior to 1972.

And then there was that whole sucking up to Obozo and slamming GWB at the White House a couple of years ago.

31 posted on 07/10/2013 11:32:50 AM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: Leaning Right

bttt


32 posted on 07/10/2013 11:36:38 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kabumpo

Boy, are you touchy, lol!


33 posted on 07/10/2013 11:36:51 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Not at all - and surprised to see your use of the word - a leftover from male chauvinist times used to discredit any woman who was winning an argument.
I was simply listing the reasons that support my initial statement. When your response is to attempt to dismiss them on the completely specious charge that I am “touchy” - I conclude that you cannot marshal a cogent answer.


34 posted on 07/10/2013 11:44:17 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: henkster
That’s true. Contrast with the democrats, who can get coal producing states to vote for 0bama.

I'm going to keep beating people up on that one.

The major coal producing states are Wyoming, West Virginia, and Kentucky, none of which have EVER voted for Barackula the Destroyer.

The remaining minor producers were about evenly split, and their in-state economies are generally not dominated by Coal.

Check it out

35 posted on 07/10/2013 11:46:19 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: a fool in paradise

See #35.


36 posted on 07/10/2013 11:47:05 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: kabumpo

What the heck are you talking about? Chauvinist...???


37 posted on 07/10/2013 11:58:20 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Nachum

Regardless of whatever liberal positions he may have otherwise, I salute him for not cowing to the BDS bullies. Liberals who are so “tolerant” of everything from gays to drugs to abortion can be the most intolerant people in the world if an artist (or a politician) dares to go against their will. BDS is the ultimate hypocrisy.


38 posted on 07/10/2013 1:31:02 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: Nachum; blam; Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Sure, but he came in through the bathroom window.


39 posted on 07/10/2013 3:47:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: henkster; Leaning Right

/bingo


40 posted on 07/10/2013 3:49:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Leaning Right
"The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally, not a 20 percent traitor."

jeb is an 80% traitor, like mitt.

41 posted on 07/10/2013 3:51:51 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: kabumpo; miss marmelstein

“When your response is to attempt to dismiss them on the completely specious charge that I am “touchy””

MM wasn’t trying to dismiss them, she was making an observation that dozens if not hundreds of us agree on:

YOU ARE TOUCHY. You over-react (and for me to say that is telling you something).

And sorry to tell you this, you often come off as a pompous ass.

Furthermore, I (and I am sure most others here) had NO CLUE of and could care less about your gender, so don’t play vagina politics with us.

TAKE A HINT, clam down, this is hugh and series: take a chill pill.


42 posted on 07/10/2013 6:10:33 PM PDT by Yehuda
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43 posted on 07/10/2013 6:14:02 PM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: Yehuda

Please explain why it is being “touchy” to list four items that support a thesis, and why that makes one a “pompous ass” -
I would think that the pompous ass is the person who when they cannot come up with an answer, resorts to name-calling.


44 posted on 07/10/2013 6:15:43 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: miss marmelstein

Don’t pretend that you don’t understand what I wrote.
Instead of answering the points that I raised, you laughed and labeled me “touchy”. I said that I was surprised to see you use a device left over from another era by male chauvinists. Thar your name indicates the strong probability that you are a woman makes your use of that device - laughter, a dismissive reference to emotionalism - even more surprising.

But it remains that now on two occasions you chose to use dismissive tactics rather than attempt to reply. You can disdain me all you wish - you’re only revealing your own limitations when all you can come up with is one word and lol.


45 posted on 07/10/2013 6:26:53 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Yeah but is he getting death threats because he is threatening to play Hey Jude for the ten billionth time while giving the thumbs up


46 posted on 07/10/2013 9:29:24 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: kabumpo
Reread your post 30. Your tone sucked in response to her original non-judgemental opinion.

You come across like an obnoxious BOOR. And it's not the first time.

Since you want to continue this in public; more than once you have PROCLAIMED this and that on subjects here on FR that are mostly matters of opinion; and particularly in discussions of Judaism and yiddishkeit you are a royal PITA, playing right into the hands of the few scum here who love to delegitimize Judaism by tagging all Jews as genetic leftists.

If you don't see what you are doing and how you are coming across, since you have decided you like being talked to like a man, please feel free to shove it, and be sure and wear flame-retardant panties underwear.

47 posted on 07/10/2013 10:34:24 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Nachum; a fool in paradise

He should be getting death threads, but not for writing and singing ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’, but for provoking so many banal, pedestrian and Captain Obvious comments in the blogosphere. As if we didn’t know, as if we haven’t heard it all more times than Paul has sung ‘Hey Jude’.


48 posted on 07/10/2013 10:40:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: kabumpo

Gee, you’re touchy.


49 posted on 07/11/2013 5:02:15 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Yehuda

I had no idea this person was a woman! Nor do I care...


50 posted on 07/11/2013 5:05:10 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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