Paul Anka regularly tours Israel. Like every other musician, he gets pressure from BDS activists who want to see a global boycott of the Jewish State on behalf of Islamic terrorists. In an interview with the Israeli site Mako, the 77-year-old singer had a blunt response.
While Mako quotes Anka as saying, “I received calls and told them to go to hell”, the actual language in the video comes with a content warning.
Anka is the son of Lebanese-Syrian Christian refugees. He was set to perform My Way at Trump’s inauguration before a custody hearing came up.
His politics are not politically correct.
Anka, who was supposed to perform here last summer but postponed the show because of Operation Protective Edge, lavished compliments on the resilience of Israel and Israelis, and was answered with applause. He had fewer good things to say about his president. “He promised us change,” he said, “but in light of the state of our economy, change is the only money we have left.”
That’s from 2014.