Johnny Rotten, Neocon

By Jeffrey Goldberg

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.

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