Wu-Tang family members Remedy and Killah Priest
recently performed in Israel, despite international terror warnings and a recent
string of suicide bombings that ripped through various cities this week.
The duo performed in Israel at the request of
Luke Brenowitz, an employee of the Israeli consulate in New York. The trip was
meant to rally support for Israel.
Cappadonna was initially reported to go on the
tour, but decided not to go because of conditions in the state.
"He was simply afraid,” Remedy told Israeli
daily Haaretz. "Killah Priest and I went on a performance tour with him
all over the world, but he gave Israel a pass. We know that the situation here
now isn’t good, but want to feel exactly like the Israelis: To continue no matter
what, to show that life continues."
Remedy, who performs all over the world, actively
acknowledges his Jewish roots. He recorded a song titled "Never Again,"
which was included on RZA’s 1999 compilation album, The Swarm.
"I understand that the Israel-Palestinian
conflict is the main focus of the debate between right and left in Israel,"
he continued. "I’m in favor of a Palestinian state, but in one of the Arab
countries. I don’t understand why the Palestinians are supposed to live in part
of the State of Israel. They are an unfortunate people, because they don’t interest
anyone. The Arab countries want to maintain their suffering in order to use
them. That’s a tragedy, the situation of the Palestinians is like that of the
Jews before the establishment of the state, and they have to establish a state,
but in a suitable place."
Remedy’s latest album, titled Code: Red,
in reference to the highest state of alert in the Homeland Security terror warning
system, is in stores now.