With the recent news that the Rolling Stones will be playing their first-ever concert in Israel, and at what is a critical time in the global struggle for Palestinian freedom and equal rights, we, the two surviving founders of Pink Floyd, have united in support of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), a growing, nonviolent global human rights movement initiated by Palestinian civil society in 2005 to end Israel’s occupation, racial discrimination and denial of basic Palestinian rights.
http://www.salon.com/2014/05/01/pink_fl ... in_israel/
I'm more sympathetic to Israel than to the sad plight of the Palestinians so I'll counter by arguing the Stones, or Pink Floyd themselves, should boycott playing in any place or in the employ of a corporation with a poor human rights record. Are the US or the UK so sterling? Are their hands arguably cleaner than Israel's?
edit. Come to think of it, Floyd, the Stones, McCartney, et al would make a hell of a statement of they all said fuck you to the US, Israel and everywhere else there is injustice and played a big free concert in ... where? Ramallah or actually in Bangladesh?