David Draiman, lead singer of popular American rock bands Disturbed and Device, fiercely supports Israel, using social media and his celebrity status to call out news networks for biased reporting.
Amid a constant stream of anti-Israel reports coming from mainstream media, rock star David Draiman decided to do something about it. Using his sizable influence on Twitter (nearly 150,000 followers), he blasted the biased reporting tactics and media outlets that often bash Israel:
“THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA’S BIASED, LIBELOUS, AND OFTEN ERRONEOUS PORTRAYAL OF ISRAEL IN THE CURRENT CONFLICT HAS FUELED A WAVE OF ANTI SEMITISM, THE LIKES OF WHICH I HAVE NOT WITNESSED IN MY LIFETIME. WELL DONE @CNN @BBC @Reuters @MSNBC, YOU’VE SET THE STAGE FOR A NEW HOLOCAUST.
MAYBE YOU’D BE HAPPY/SATISFIED WHEN THE EXTREMIST NUTBAGS YOU DEFEND SO MUCH, WHO EAGERLY MARTYR THEIR OWN CHILDREN. WHO CHANT FOR THE DEATH OF ALL JEWS, NOT JUST THE ISRAELI’S, AND WHO’S ETHICS, MORALS, & VALUES STAND DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED TO YOUR OWN LIBERAL VIEWS OF FREEDOM OF RELIGION, GAY MARRIAGE, PRO CHOICE, AND EVEN DEMOCRACY ITSELF, STRIP THE REGION OF THE ONLY BASTION OF TRUE LIBERTY THAT EXISTS IN THE REGION. WELL GUESS WHAT? NEVER AGAIN. JEWS ARENT SO EASY TO F–K WITH ANYMORE.”
When Scarlett Johansson came under fire for endorsing SodaStream, Draiman quickly came to her defense. “I support Scarlett Johansson’s endorsement of @SodaStreamUSA and condemn the Boycott, Divest and Saction (“BDS”) movements’ harassment of her,” he tweeted. He also uploaded a photo of himself that included text saying he supports Ms. Johansson “against the haters,” (see above).
In an interview on Artisan News, Draiman explained his motivation for defending Israel and even called out another rock star, former Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters, for openly supporting the BDS movement and using anti-Semitic imagery in his videos.
The media bias against Israel has become extreme, especially as of late. We have written about this surge in slanted reporting in the recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem. At the conclusion of Operation Protective Edge, CNN posted a video with Matti Friedman discussing the disproportionate focus on Israel during the conflict as well.
But news articles and reports about this problem are only one part of the solution.
We need more people to stand up for Israel, including celebrities like David Draiman who use their fame and influence to set the record straight. We are proud to say that our talks with Mr. Draiman have resulted in him joining our website as a Blog Spot Contributor – you can read his latest article here: Why I support Israel – by David Draiman.
If you are passionate about Israel and would like publish blog posts on this site then fill in a Blog Spot Contributor request. We hope to hear from all of our amazing supporters as well as other celebrities united with Israel.