Titles show Morrissey is hand in glove with Israel
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