Video: Palestinian supporters debut terrible new song

posted at 9:42 pm on June 1, 2011 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Israel wins.” Believe it or not, this really does qualify as news, for one reason and one reason only. Where are the Coldplay fans in the audience? Hands up.

Anyone?

International music sensations Coldplay made headlines in Israel on Wednesday by passively endorsing a musical initiative by group OneWorld, called “Freedom for Palestine.”

Coldplay, who posted the music video for the “Freedom for Palestine” single on their Facebook page, took no part in the production but their Internet promotion nonetheless immediately caught the attention of major Jewish and Israeli media outlets…

Coldplay fan expressed predictably polar opinions of the band’s foray into politics. While some fans praised the band’s use of their fame to promote the Palestinian cause, others were decidedly disturbed by the move.

I’d be disturbed too. This tune is oddly upbeat given the subject matter, no? If you’re intent on cooking up musical propaganda for a people partially led by Hamas, you should either be thinking ballad or something really, really aggressive. This isn’t “push the Jews into the sea” music; this sounds like the anthem for the next World Cup or something. They should have gotten Coldplay to do it, in fact. Imagine melancholy ol’ Chris Martin plonking those keys, caterwauling for the right of return. Even Bibi wouldn’t be able to hold back the tears. Something for the next album, maybe.


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This looks identical to the Madison Wisconson
Drum circles,and Union Goonette dancing!
(snark)

canopfor on June 1, 2011 at 9:44 PM

I think the phrase is “Shut up and sing”.

Cindy Munford on June 1, 2011 at 9:45 PM

well kind of upbeat for Hamas you think

djohn669 on June 1, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Someone needs to re-edit this with some Nahoul the Bee and Farfour footage in there.

Heh… “Farfour footage”. *snicker*

MikeZero on June 1, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Palestinians in Israel have more freedom than if they lived in any other country in the Middle East.

darwin-t on June 1, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Could they have at least made the video look like it came from this decade? I have expected to a Snap Braclet or a Zima cameo.

Pasalubong on June 1, 2011 at 9:52 PM

They should have gotten Coldplay to do it, in fact.

…or get his wife Gwyneth Paltrow to sing it since she did so well belting out Country music tunes here…..
………..oh wait.///

Baxter Greene on June 1, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Truly dreadful. Absolutely begs for a spoof.

J.E. Dyer on June 1, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Not going to click it, just will chalk it up to more left wing idiocy! I can’t quit buying Cold Play since I don’t presently buy it anyway.

bluemarlin on June 1, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Let’s make some new lyrics…

Rockets are falling onto the Jews
Dead bodies of children will fill up the news
Hamas Hamas will live for eternity
Death to the Jews, push them into the sea.

Obama will bring down this wall,
Assad the Rabbit will not fall..

Freedom for Palestine…

Rambotito on June 1, 2011 at 9:57 PM

“This is a crime against humanity”

At least the video admits as much about what it is.

With Rebecca Black and now this, the music video scene for 2011 is looking bleak, I’m beginning to understand why MTV doesn’t play music anymore.

amazingmets on June 1, 2011 at 9:58 PM

…or get his wife Gwyneth Paltrow to sing it since she did so well belting out Country music tunes here…..
………..oh wait.///

Baxter Greene on June 1, 2011 at 9:54 PM

My good friend used to babysit her baby, Apple. Gwen is strange.

Chris, the lead singer of Coldplay, is a capitalist hating prick. Too bad he’s written some good stuff.

blatantblue on June 1, 2011 at 9:58 PM

I got 14 seconds in before my own ears held a knife to my throat and forced me to stop.

Break dancing while wearing a shemagh? Oy.

Bishop on June 1, 2011 at 9:58 PM

I’ve always considered Coldplay’s popularity one of the signs of the apocalypse. Who knew it was really a sign of the coming Holocaust II?

JavelinaBomb on June 1, 2011 at 9:58 PM

I’m a big fan of “Sparks” by Coldplay:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx-K3Il3s_o

blatantblue on June 1, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Coming soon: Gwyneth sings this on an upcoming episode of Glee.

JavelinaBomb on June 1, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Well, at least the track is well done.

This video begs the questions:

How do they define “Palestine” border wise?

I have a feeling we won’t be getting answers with many specifics.

rickyricardo on June 1, 2011 at 10:02 PM

I’ve always considered Coldplay’s popularity one of the signs of the apocalypse. Who knew it was really a sign of the coming Holocaust II?

JavelinaBomb on June 1, 2011 at 9:58 PM

This.

steebo77 on June 1, 2011 at 10:02 PM

i’m going back to the Grand Rapids video…

Seven Percent Solution on June 1, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Alternate headline: “Israel wins.”

Just get Netanyahu to sing this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvV3nn_de2k

(just replace the main chorus with “I can’t do the 67 line”)

Baxter Greene on June 1, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Baxter Greene on June 1, 2011 at 9:54 PM

my friend used to babysit gwens baby in the hamptons

apple

what a weird name

blatantblue on June 1, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Coldplay = the world’s most popular Radiohead cover band.

tetriskid on June 1, 2011 at 10:08 PM

blatantblue on June 1, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Wonder what she was like behind the scenes….did your friend ever say anything?????

She never registered on my radar until she moved overseas and started bashing Americans.

Now she is back and doing fly over country movies.

Go figure.

Baxter Greene on June 1, 2011 at 10:12 PM

I’m a big fan of “Sparks” by Coldplay:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx-K3Il3s_o

blatantblue on June 1, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Big fan of Shiver…

Odie1941 on June 1, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Coldplay? *yawn*

Next post…

RocketmanBob on June 1, 2011 at 10:16 PM

This is so much better.

txhsmom on June 1, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Screw’em

cartooner on June 1, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Where are the suicide bombers? If there are no suicide bombers, they are not serious.

Blake on June 1, 2011 at 10:18 PM

That graffiti painted wall has saved thousands of lives.

Blake on June 1, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Gotta love the animated sequence at 2:07. However, I feel it’s missing something.

Perhaps more rockets, suicide belts, and of course, IDF Apaches blowing the hell out of terrorist carpools?

You-Eh-Vee on June 1, 2011 at 10:21 PM

How quaint. Singing Nazis.

NickDeringer on June 1, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Blame it on the Jooooos – President Obama does. Jooooo-haters.

Philly on June 1, 2011 at 10:24 PM

I’d rather listen to Sparks than Coldplay anyway. Hospitality on parade!

mpk on June 1, 2011 at 10:28 PM

That video is a crime against humanity.

hillbillyjim on June 1, 2011 at 10:37 PM

With certitude, I can say politically, they have the same views as Coldplay, but musically Radiohead and Muse are infinitely more talented.

DeathB4Tyranny on June 1, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Cindy Munford on June 1, 2011 at 9:45 PM

In Coldplay’s case, it should be “Shut up and… no, just shut up.”

ZK on June 1, 2011 at 10:52 PM

As far as Nazi’s singing, I prefer this:
http://youtu.be/J3YRWhg4YaA

DeathB4Tyranny on June 1, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Why won’t Israel let the Palestinians leave so they can live in freedom in places like Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain!

mankai on June 1, 2011 at 11:08 PM

I watched 40 seconds then preferred the rest be a mystery. I find I have zero patience any more for the supporters of Islam/Jew haters. It is lucky all around that we are not liable to cross paths.

BL@KBIRD on June 1, 2011 at 11:18 PM

This looks and sounds like a really crappy tourism video.

darii on June 1, 2011 at 11:23 PM

I watched 40 seconds then preferred the rest be a mystery. I find I have zero patience any more for the supporters of Islam/Jew haters. It is lucky all around that we are not liable to cross paths.

BL@KBIRD on June 1, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Oh, these idiots couldn’t care less about Palestinians, just as they didn’t really care that much about black South Africans in the late 80s. It’s just the lefty cause du jour.

pseudoforce on June 1, 2011 at 11:26 PM

DeathB4Tyranny on June 1, 2011 at 10:39 PM

FYI, Muse might just be the most liberal, anarchist bands since Rage Against The Machine.

They make coldplay look like Reagan.

You-Eh-Vee on June 1, 2011 at 11:31 PM

On the other hand, there’s something really satisfying about finding out a actor singer or band you really dislike turns out also to be a moral cretin. It tends to validate your initial opinion, even if it has nothing to do with their acting or music.

jon1979 on June 1, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Who’s Coldplay?

CurtZHP on June 1, 2011 at 11:41 PM

I’d rather listen to Sparks than Coldplay anyway. Hospitality on parade!

mpk on June 1, 2011 at 10:28 PM

“This town’s not big enough for the both of us!”

Ward Cleaver on June 1, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Coldplay is annoying, with crap like the “Fair Trade” stuff stenciled on the piano.

Ward Cleaver on June 1, 2011 at 11:45 PM

I got 14 seconds in before my own ears held a knife to my throat and forced me to stop.

Bishop on June 1, 2011 at 9:58 PM

Ha! I got to 24 seconds! Proving what, I don’t know, maybe that I am either deaf or have a stronger constitution. But yeah, that was pretty painful.

AZfederalist on June 1, 2011 at 11:51 PM

I’d rather see a good car swarm video.

Ward Cleaver on June 1, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Phillistines upon you, humanity!

Shy Guy on June 2, 2011 at 12:20 AM

I wasn’t aware that Palestinians could break dance.

jjrakman on June 2, 2011 at 12:28 AM

Why won’t Israel let the Palestinians leave so they can live in freedom in places like Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain!

mankai on June 1, 2011 at 11:08 PM

No other arab country wants the ‘palestinians’. After fifty years of radicalization and living on the Western dole, their only skill is making improvised bombs. Other than that they are the laziest bunch of good-for-nothings in the World.

slickwillie2001 on June 2, 2011 at 12:29 AM

FYI, Muse might just be the most liberal, anarchist bands since Rage Against The Machine.

They make coldplay look like Reagan.

You-Eh-Vee on June 1, 2011 at 11:31 PM

I said as much in my post, but there is no denying they are infinitely more talented than Coldplay.

This move by Coldplay is especially offensive. Fortunately I am not or never have been a fan.

If I stopped listening to music performed by artist I disagree with politically, I would be left with Pat and Debbie Boone, and I am not so sure about Debbie.

DeathB4Tyranny on June 2, 2011 at 12:51 AM

Chris, the lead singer of Coldplay, is a capitalist hating prick. Too bad he’s written some good stuff.

blatantblue on June 1, 2011 at 9:58 PM

Like Rage Against the Machine. Anti-Big Business but signed to a Sony record label.

strictnein on June 2, 2011 at 12:52 AM

I said as much in my post, but there is no denying they are infinitely more talented than Coldplay.

I’ll deny it.

Every song they do sounds like a cheap immitation from something off OK Computer.

You-Eh-Vee on June 2, 2011 at 12:54 AM

’ll deny it.

Every song they do sounds like a cheap immitation from something off OK Computer.

You-Eh-Vee on June 2, 2011 at 12:54 AM

I guess it is personal taste.

DeathB4Tyranny on June 2, 2011 at 12:56 AM

They realize that, given the chance, the average “Palestinian” would kill them on sight as a “Imperialist crusader ally of the Zionist state” for no other reasons than, A. They’re westerners and B. They (the “Palestinians”) don’t have a clue who they are, (on second thought, the idea that someone in the world’s never heard of them wouldn’t even cross their minds) right?

SuperCool on June 2, 2011 at 1:54 AM

Palestinian supporters have apparently engineered an aural vector for AIDS…

doubleplusundead on June 2, 2011 at 3:41 AM

What a vile, racist, piece of (c)rap

Kini on June 2, 2011 at 5:00 AM

I was thinking to myself, what a waste of talent, and then I checked out the “Disco Nutter” remix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmj9ZLduIpc and was reassured that talent had nothing to do with it.

Greek Fire on June 2, 2011 at 6:19 AM

The freest place in the middle east for Arabs is in Israel!
The morons in this video know nothing of reality! What a freaking joke! It’s sickening!

JellyToast on June 2, 2011 at 6:57 AM

Hah! Where did they find all the clean, happy, smiling Jew haters? Funny they failed to include the smelly hags screaming loo loo loo when another Jewish family gets massacred in their sleep, the scowling suicide bombers, the hateful throat slashing baby killing infiltrators and the greasy dudes with polyester shirts open to the navel wearing fake designer shades and watches and wicked tight jeans and long pointy shoes.

Alden Pyle on June 2, 2011 at 7:47 AM

And to think I thought I didn’t have talent. Pathetic!

SPGuy on June 2, 2011 at 7:53 AM

Interesting since the first thing Muslims do when they gain power is punish singing and dancing (al a Taliban).

Useful idiots, indeed.

PJ Emeritus on June 2, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Freedom for From Palestine.

Fixed.

Rusty Shackleford on June 2, 2011 at 8:41 AM

Fine. Make that one fan less.

princetrumpet on June 2, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Interesting since the first thing Muslims do when they gain power is punish singing and dancing (al a Taliban).

Is that the kind of society you saw in Palestine before the Israeli state was created? I don’t know that you should equate all Muslim-dominated nations such as Malaysia with Islamic extremism.

And it’s foolish to have a problem with a video that carries the Palestinian message without a call to arms or the brutal tactics of Hamas.

bayam on June 2, 2011 at 9:25 AM

How quaint. Singing Nazis.

NickDeringer on June 1, 2011 at 10:24 PM

A million times THIS.

The only positive is that it’s really bad propaganda…though antisemitic propaganda, nonetheless.

Bee on June 2, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Because when you think of break dancing, you think of Palestine. BTW, is that Justin Timberlake singing there? He really let himself go.

mizflame98 on June 2, 2011 at 11:19 AM

OK, go to 2:15 in this video and ask yourself why a Hasidic Jew is standing up for Palestine?

mizflame98 on June 2, 2011 at 11:24 AM

I wasn’t aware that Palestinians could break dance.

jjrakman on June 2, 2011 at 12:28 AM

By the looks of those moves; they can’t.

mizflame98 on June 2, 2011 at 11:51 AM

If I stopped listening to music performed by artist I disagree with politically, I would be left with Pat and Debbie Boone, and I am not so sure about Debbie.

DeathB4Tyranny on June 2, 2011 at 12:51 AM

I’m a fan of System of a Down. A highly radical Armenian band. I disagree with what their messasge is but I just adore the melodramatic operatic heavy metal sound they created.

mizflame98 on June 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM

Thought that most contributors put into this: “Palestinians are underdogs, right? Okay, count me in.” The Arab priest is a nice touch. I wonder how long he’d last in a “free Palestine.”

calbear on June 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM

I have the best news about this video. After a little research, I have found that the video was paid for by the European Union, British Government, Irish Government and such.

thuja on June 2, 2011 at 1:31 PM

OK, go to 2:15 in this video and ask yourself why a Hasidic Jew is standing up for Palestine?

mizflame98 on June 2, 2011 at 11:24 AM

The Orthodox originally objected to the creation of Israel, because they thought it was the Messiah’s job and not to be done by humans. Some Orthodox still cling to that belief. I guess the logic of extremism implicit in Hasidism leads some to actually aid the enemies of Israel. You can find pictures of them kissing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

thuja on June 2, 2011 at 1:44 PM

What a huge pile of useful idiot crap!

MCGIRV on June 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Tag at the end: “All Proceeds to support projects in Palestine”

Gee, wonder what projects those might be!

CreatedOrSaved on June 2, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Tag at the end: “All Proceeds to support projects in Palestine”

Gee, wonder what projects those might be!

CreatedOrSaved on June 2, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Missiles don’t buy themselves you know.

mizflame98 on June 2, 2011 at 4:20 PM