The former Sex Pistols leader says he's going to play in Israel, no matter what. According to the Independent's Guy Adams, Rotten told him that:
"I really resent the presumption that I'm going there to play to right-wing Nazi jews (sic). If Elvis-fucking-Costello wants to pull out of a gig in Israel because he's suddenly got this compassion for Palestinians, then good on him. But I have absolutely one rule, right? Until I see an Arab country, a Muslim country, with a democracy, I won't understand how anyone can have a problem with how they're treated."
This winter, Rotten is setting out on a UJA speaking tour with Natan Sharansky.