As a chozer b'teshuvah I was, of course, brought up in an irreligious, left-leaning Jewish household where Pete Seeger's songs played on the phonograph demanding we all overcome injustice.
Well, good old Pete has decided to boycott Israel.
From the (self-hating) ICHAD website:
"February 28- Folk music legend Pete Seeger has come out in support of the growing Palestinian movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel as a program for justice for Palestinians and a route to peace in the Middle East.Well, Mr. Seeger, as I quickly learned as a youngster, liberal and leftist does not mean open-minded. In fact, the most close-minded people I have ever encountered have been from the left. Liberal self-righteousness may have worked in the 1960s and 1970s, but this is a new era. You have chosen poorly. You have sided with terrorists and Jew haters. Because you reject Israel, I will now reject you. I have been a longtime fan and own most of your recordings. They are now headed into the garbage.
Seeger, 92, participated in last November’s online virtual rally “With Earth and Each Other,” sponsored by the Arava Institute, an Israeli environmental organization, and by the Friends of the Arava Institute. The Arava Institute counts among its close partners and major funders the Jewish National Fund, responsible since 1901 for securing land in Palestine for the use of Jews only while dispossessing Palestinians. Although groups in the worldwide BDS movement had requested he quit the event, Seeger felt that he could make a strong statement for peace and justice during the event."
Yes, Mr. Seeger, "We shall overcome."