At a recent Pearl Jam concert at the Milton Keyes National Bowl in England, frontman Eddie Vedder took to the mic to air his views on the conflict in the Middle East. During the song ‘Daughter,’ the singer let loose a profanity-filled tirade against war in general, but with comments that many claim refer to the Palestine/Israel conflict. You can watch the video above.
After leading the audience in singing "no more war," Vedder said: "So what the f***? What the f***? We can have this many people having a peaceful time. We can have modern technology. We can reach our friends. They know what we're thinking before we're thinking it.
The advertisers know what we’re thinking before we’re thinking it. We have technology, all this in our hands.” “'But at the same time something this positive is happening, at the same f***ing time, not even that far away, people are f***ing dropping bombs on each other."
In what seemed as an attack against the Israeli operation in Gaza and its ramifications, although he did not explicitly mention the Jewish state by name, Vedder added: "And I get if war is the last resort, if they're coming on you, I can get it, I get it. You don't want to be in that situation. But I swear to f***ing God, there are some people out there who are looking for a reason to kill.
"They’re looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn’t belong to them, and they should get the f*** out, mind their own f***ing business… Stop the f***ing sh** now! Now! Now! We don’t want to give them our money. They don't get our taxes to drop bombs on children."