During a recent interview with Celebrity Access, Sharon Osbourne has revealed the reason why Ozzy wanted to play in Israel.
With many artists denying to play in Israel, what about Ozzy? At a press conference last year Ozzy was asked if he had felt any pressure not to play in Israel, and you jumped in to say, “I’m half a*sed. We play where we want to play.”
“We tour in Israel. Do you know why?”
“You are part Jewish, and fans in Israel want to see Ozzy?”
“People book Ozzy to play there. Religion has nothing to do with it. The thing is we have never been asked once to go to Palestine (the Palestinian territories) and perform. Not once.”
“Would you consider an invite to attend or speak at the annual Palestine Music Conference in Ramallah?”
“Yes, I would. This thing there goes beyond religion. This has nothing to do with religion now. Everybody has a right.
When people ask me about Palestinians I say, “I hate the fact of what is happening. I hate the fact that you get children throwing stones at soldiers. They have nothing, but stones and then they get shot at. My heart goes out to them. Throwing stones is all they have.”