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Coldplay Gives Thumbs-Up to ‘Freedom for Palestine’ Music Video

By Lucy Cohen Blatter

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Coldplay is getting into some serious “Trouble” with its Jewish and pro-Israel fanbase. (See what we did there?)

In a message posted on its Facebook page yesterday, the British band urged fans to check out the “Freedom for Palestine” music video. “Some of our friends are involved in OneWorld’s new ‘Freedom for Palestine’ single,” the band wrote, posting a link to the video on OneWorld’s website.

“Freedom for Palestine,” performed by international music artists, starts with strong lyrics: “So many years of catastrophe/more than six million refugees/it could be you and your family/forced from your home and your history.” It also features depictions of Israeli army checkpoints and Israel’s controversial security fence, and goes on to urge “breaking down the wall” and “justice for all.”

As of Thursday morning, the Coldplay post had received about 5,500 “likes” and nearly 7,000 comments, coming from some strongly pro-Israel fans (“Free ISRAEL from ignorance and the likes of you”) and some staunchly in support of Palestinians (“Viva Palestine from the river to the sea”).

Proceeds from the single will go to the U.K. Charity War on Want to support Palestinian projects.

Watch ‘Freedom for Palestine’:


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