DISTURBED has released a performance video for the song “Never Again”, filmed on July 2 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The track, from 2010’s “Asylum” album, was written about the Holocaust and calls out people who deny it.
Says the band: “Our worldwide ‘Evolution’ tour has been an absolute pleasure, especially sharing it with all of you Disturbed Ones.
“We anchored our European run with a sold-out show in Israel, which is one of many highlights since we kicked off this tour in January. Watch the full video for ‘Never Again’ live in Tel Aviv.”
DISTURBED singer David Draiman, who is Jewish, addressed the crowd in Hebrew at many points during the show at Live Park Rishon LeZion and sang the Israeli national anthem “Hatikvah”.
Draiman wore an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) T-shirt during the concert and at one point declared: “This is for all the IDF soldiers.”
The Tel Aviv show marked the first time DISTURBED performed “Never Again” since 2011.
Although David had visited the country many times, this was the first DISTURBED concert in the Jewish state.
Both of Draiman‘s maternal grandparents were survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, while many others on his mother’s side were wiped out by the Nazis.
The United States Holocaust Museum has featured Draiman in its “Voices On Anti-Semitism” podcasts.
In recent months, Draiman has been speaking out against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of Palestinian land, grant Arab citizens equal rights and recognize the right of return to Palestinian refugees.
Earlier in the month, Draiman spoke to KAN radio, where he called BDS advocates “idiots” and “Nazis in suits.”
Draiman has in the past battled with Twitter trolls who have harassed him about his sometimes-controversial views regarding Israel and its ongoing conflict with the Palestinians. Draiman has had frequent heated exchanges with followers on Twitter, some of whom believe that Israel is not blameless in the ongoing conflict with Palestinians.