Disturbed’s David Draiman to light a candle at Eli Kay’s murder site

David Draiman, the lead singer of American hard rock superstars Disturbed and a staunch defender of Israel, announced Wednesday that he will come to Israel next week to visit the Kotel and light a candle at the Old City site of the terrorist attack that killed South African immigrant Eli Kay.

Talking to The Jerusalem Post From Hawaii, Draiman said he wanted to make a statement coming to Israel after seeing coverage of this week’s attack in which a Hamas member opened fire on pedestrians in the Old City.

“The coverage was objectionable in the vast majority of the American and European media. It is outrageous how it was presented,” Draiman said. “Headlines like ‘Palestinian shot dead.’ Well, why was the Palestinian shot dead? Because he was carrying out a terrorist attack. I love how the context always changes. “

Draiman, who said he has about 200 relatives living in Israel, said his candle-lighting ceremony aims to say that “we will not be intimidated, we will not go anywhere. People need to learn to live with us.” [Jews]. “

Draiman’s band has sold millions of albums since their debut in 2000 and, in 2015, broke the mainstream with a passionate cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.” They performed in Israel in 2019 at the Rishon Lezion Live Park, where Draiman led the crowd in a performance of “Hatikva.”


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