Ben Cohen on Jello Biafra’s decision to cancel gig in Tel Aviv

“… there are words and there are deeds, and Biafra’s decision to cancel the Tel Aviv concert is what matters. Already, his about-turn has been seized upon by BDS activists as a victory.

Biafra’s wobbling in the face of the BDS onslaught neatly captures the slippery nature of punk rock’s political interventions. On the surface as with the root causes of anarchy itself, the genre seems uncomplicatedly leftist. Examined more closely, the narratives — there’s that word again! — are more complex.”

Read the whole piece by Ben Cohen.

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