Annie Lennox spoke with the Guardian about how she faced heavy criticism after speaking out about tensions in the Middle East. “I was critical of Israel’s policy of bombing Gaza,” she explained, “that was populated by mainly children in a space where they couldn’t escape from. I said that it was not the way forward to peace.” When the singer attended a demonstration against Israel, many believed she was a Hamas supporter and was being antisemitic. “That really hurt, and it’s a pack of nonsense,” Lennox insisted. “My children are half-Israeli. Why should I ever be antisemitic?” Read more.