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Eddie Vedder has been out there waging heavy peace lately by way of onstage rants, blog posts, and “Imagine” covers. And although he’s taking flack for his comments on the Israel-Palestine conflict in some press outlets, his former grunge veteran Krist Novoselic has voiced his support for Vedder and his frustration with the situation in Gaza in a blog post of his own. Novoselic’s post begins like so:

Thank you Eddie Vedder for speaking up for peace in our world. Eddie has gotten some criticism over comments he made about the conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis. That situation has been messed up for so long, it is no wonder that even mentioning it is toxic. Let’s face it, the relationship between the Palestinians and the Israelis is a disaster! I don’t know how many times I have heard the same explanations and excuses and it matters not, there is a continuing catastrophe between those two peoples.

Our world is connected as never before. People from all corners of the planet share culture and commerce at the click of a mouse. In contrast to this great convergence of humanity, Israel is building tall concrete walls while Palestinians fire rockets over them. There’s a shared recent history between these people, and I think there could be a shared future that’s more in tune with what’s going on with our ever-connected universe.

Nice to see these guys standing together. Read the rest of the post here. A version of the same post ran in the Seattle Weekly in 2009.

[Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.]

Comments (8)
  1. Give peace a chance. OWWWOOOOOOOO!

  2. I prefer to blame the knuckleheads outside, cold shootin some hoop.

  3. I refuse to ever be so cynical as to think “don’t drop bombs on children” is anything but a good statement. There’s a ton of assholes in this world, these 2 guys are some of the good guys.

  4. I can agree with that.

  5. false equivalence

  6. Krist seems like a sweet, smart dude, but when he talks politics he talks in unhelpful platitudes. Yes, of course, in literally every conflict there are always “knuckleheads” on “both sides” who need to “set aside their differences” and “reach across the aisle”. There’s virtually no situation about which these niceties can’t be said. But if that’s all you’re gonna say, why say anything?

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