Serj Tankian: Time to Put an End to ‘Israeli Occupation of Gaza’

Serj is speaking out about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He posted the following message on his Facebook page

It’s time to end this misery, known as the Israeli Occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. Occupied Tears, from my solo record Harakiri, was written about this and the hypocrisy of a people who have gone through the horrible atrocities of the Holocaust now serving as occupiers of another people. John Kerry and the US had been placing a lot of pressure to restart the peace negotiations. Hamas and the Palestinian Authority united to negotiate as one. Netenyahu tried to separate them but couldn’t. Eventually the kidnappings served as a political excuse to recapture released Palestinian political prisoners by Israel. Hamas fired rockets in response and Israel got off the hook on having to make permanent peace by invading Gaza and changing the conversation from permanent peace to temporary truce.
One more thing: calls for anti-semitism should never be used to cloak honest discussion of these issues especially here in the US.
Let me know what you think as well.
Peace
Serj

John Dolmayan: ‘There’s Problems In This Band’

System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan said in a recent interview that he is “not really happy with where the band is right now,” indicating that it’s been far too long — eight years — since they released a new album. The Pulse Of Radio asked Dolmayan what exactly has caused such a long delay. “You know, there’s still some drama from the past that we’ve got to figure out, and the funny thing is that we get onstage, we have a great time,” he said. “The last couple of tours have probably been the most fun we’ve ever had, but I’m a very honest guy. You know, there’s problems in this band. But they’re problems that can be figured out and we’re in the process of doing that. We probably would have been in the studio making an album already, but for personal reasons, one of our members can’t be in the studio right now. It’s a positive thing, but that’s all I can say on that right now.”

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