Waters supports a cultural boycott of Israel until Palestinians are granted greater equality under Israeli law and has called on Radiohead to cancel the gig as a result. Over the weekend, Waters said that "we should observe the picket line" and accused Yorke of "whining" over the matter.
Stipe posted a photo with the message, "I stand with Radiohead and their decision to perform". Adding, "Let's hope a dialogue continues, helping to bring the occupation to an end and lead to a peaceful solution".
Replying to Loach, Yorke said on Wednesday, "Playing in a country isn't the same as endorsing its government".
"We've played in Israel for over 20 years through a succession of governments, some more liberal than others". Anybody who's tempted to do that [gig], like our friends in Radiohead. if only they would actually educate themselves.
Temptation Island, le anticipazioni della quarta puntata
Le anticipazioni , annunciate da diverse fonti di gossip, hanno svelato quale sarà la coppia che vedremo promettersi a nozze. Questo il link per guardare in diretta streaming la puntata di Temptation Island sul sito ufficiale di Mediaset.
Yorke responded testily to the article, writing in a statement posted on Twitter, "Music, art and academia is about crossing borders not building them, about open minds not closed ones, about shared humanity, dialogue and freedom of expression. I hope that makes it clear Ken".
"There are people I admire [who have been critical of the concert] like [English film director] Ken Loach, who I would never dream of telling where to work or what to do or think. So it's that kind of isolationism that is extremely unhelpful to everybody".
I look forward to - if you feel like it, when you finish your trip to Israel, because you probably still will go - write me a letter and tell me how much good you did and how much change you managed to affect by chatting with musicians.