Jello Biafra, the former frontman of the Dead Kennedys, and current fronting his latest and best project since the DKs whose recent gig at Rebellion punk festival was one of the best I’ve seen this year, recently and controversially went to play a gig in Israel. of course, being Jello, it didn’t end up like that. The gig never happened and there was big debate on the internet on whether jello should have gone in the first place.
The whole trip was more complex than a grab the money gig- it was quite the opposite and jello has written a brilliant blog about it questioning whether not going actually works, questioning the whole middle east situation as well as observing many of the strange idiosyncrasies you get in these endless stand offs with Jello’s one week trip around Israel and Palestine where he spoke to people from both sides.
What do you think? was Jello wrong or right to got there? do boycotts work? what can the thinking person do about the situation in the middle east? is there a solution?