Ti­tles show Mor­ris­sey is hand in glove with Is­rael

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY LEE HARPIN on Novem­ber 17. Other track ti­tles in­clude and

POP ICON Mor­ris­sey’s up­com­ing new al­bum fea­tures two songs with ti­tles mak­ing ref­er­ence to Is­rael.

The for­mer Smiths front­man is known to be a strong sup­porter of the Jewish state and has played nu­mer­ous con­certs in Tel Aviv.

On Tues­day it was an­nounced that Low in High School, the out­spo­ken singer’s first al­bum since 2014, would in­clude the songs The Girl from TelA­viv Who Wouldn’t Kneel — the eighth track on the al­bum — and an­other ti­tled Is­rael, the 12th and fi­nal track.

Mor­ris­sey’s pos­i­tive stance on Is­rael stretches back over a decade — in 2008 he ig­nored calls by BDS cam­paign­ers to pull out of a con­cert and ended a show say­ing: “God bless Is­rael”.

He also ap­peared in a video with the word “Is­rael” tat­tooed on his fore­arm in He­brew.

In 2012, he ap­peared on stage in Tel Aviv draped in an Is­raeli flag and was given a key to the city by Mayor Ron Hul­dai .

“I have be­come a small face of Tel Aviv. I will be very happy to rep­re­sent [you] with in­tegrity and loy­alty,” the singer said.

He also once at­tacked crit­ics for con­demn­ing the en­tire pop­u­la­tion of Is­rael for the elec­tion of Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu.

The new al­bum will be re­leased

I Wish You Lonely, Home Is A Ques­tion Mark, Who Will Pro­tect Us From The Po­lice.


Mor­ris­sey per­form­ing in Tel Aviv in 2012, draped in an Is­raeli flag

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