New viral music video: “Freedom for Palestine”

A brand-new song and music video entitled “Freedom for Palestine” hit the internet this week, and has already received tens of thousands of hits and an endorsement from Coldplay, one of the top pop-rock bands in the world. 

The video features Maxi Jazz and Dave Randall from Faithless, the British electronica band that publicly endorsed the Palestinian-led call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel by canceling a planned gig in Tel Aviv and issuing a public statement explaining their political position. Also lending their talents to the song are musicians from LSK, the Durban Gospel Choir, members of the London Community Gospel Choir, Jamie Catto of 1 Giant Leap, and other international artists. Those in the musical collective are calling themselves “OneWorld.”

The project is being supported by a number of well-known human rights organizations working for justice in Palestine. OneWorld states on their webpage that proceeds will go towards the UK charity War on Want, “for projects in Palestine.”




I love it! And of course I liked it on YouTube. But it seems to have gotten more dislikes than likes....I'll bet the Sayanim in the US got instructions to dislike it. They're so stupid--you have to view it to dislike it, so it gets even more views that way. And if any of them actually watch it, Israel may lose some more Hasbara propagandists, so I suppose their instructions are to dislike it without watching it.

On the other hand, since Zionists are racist hate-freaks and the video does include people of color, they'd probably just be outraged.


Coldplays endorsement was reported on Yediot Ahranot, Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post. These are the top newspapers in Israel and users have been redirected to the video from these websites. This is the context in which the number of dislikes need to be seen. Similiarly, when you have a look on facebooks Coldplay page, almost all the commenters are Israelis. More and more they are finding themselves isolated in their support for occupation and war.


amazing video Ive sent it out to as many as poss because a lot of my friends dont know or dont care about massacres going on in Gaza and the abuse in the west bank

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Nora Barrows-Friedman is a staff writer and associate editor at The Electronic Intifada, and is the author of In Our Power: US Students Organize for Justice in Palestine (Just World Books, 2014).