I'll fully admit that Gene Simmons media persona and attitude rub me the wrong way sometimes but dam does he make some good points every now and again. In a recent interview he calls out all the musicians who have boycotted Israel as 'fools'. He goes on to further state that the boycott-ers should focus on the countries that are currently in turmoil from the lack of basic freedoms.
There is a lot I didn't know about the man that the article lays out. Sure, I knew he was jewish and that his real name is Chaim Witz (we all saw that family guy episode). What I didn't know was that he is actually from Haifa, Israel and is almost as old as Israel. Stories that he has revealed from his childhood really hit home.
I can't praise him for just calling these yahoos out now. What really sticks out to me is the televised message sent to a wounded Israeli solder during the 2006 Lebanese conflict. To Gene Simmons (Chaim Witz) all I can say is please keep it up and I hope your trip to Israel is amazing. If you need anything, hit us up, we got connections.
p.s. If I hear "Rock and Roll All Night" on the radio anymore I may scream. If the band is as good as everyone says, then please play their other music. "I Was Made For Loving You" is a selection just off the top of my head. That is all I have to say about that.