Morrissey In Tel Aviv: The Smiths Star Waves Israeli Flag On Stage

Posted: Updated:
Morrissey in Tel Aviv | AP

Rocker Morrissey has risked dividing his fans by waving an Israeli flag during a concert in Tel Aviv.

The former The Smiths star was in the city for a gig on Saturday and during his visit he was presented with the Key to the City by Mayor Ron Huldai.

During the show at the Bitan 1 venue, he wrapped the Israeli flag around his head, and later revealed he was determined to perform in the troubled region.


Morrissey told local website, "There is no point punishing a nation for something that the leader of the country does or says. Look at Syria."

Last week Morrissey took a swipe at Sir Paul McCartney for accepting a knighthood from HM The Queen.

The famously anti-royal rocker is adamant he would turn down any offer of an official honour from the British Establishment, insisting the awards are intended to make rebellious celebrities "trot into line".

WATCH: Morrissey in Tel Aviv

Suggested For You

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Morrissey - Glamorous Glue

Morrissey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Morrissey-solo - Unofficial Morrissey news, forums and tour info

Morrissey Tickets | Morrissey Concert Tickets & Tour Dates ...

Lyric Cook-Morrissey, Elizabeth Collins Search: Case Classified As Abduction ...

Aunt: Search for Iowa cousins at a "standstill"