December 29, 2014

Disturbed’s singer David Draiman blasted the mainstream U.S. media in a new interview with Voice Of Israel, saying that American news outlets are laying the ground work for “the next Holocaust.”

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Draiman explained, “These entities, whether it’s CNN or Reuters or BBC, or any of the number of news sources that are just so unbelievably biased . . . jump at the opportunity to chastise and crucify Israel every chance they get while ignoring and making excuses for every single transgression and every single war crime committed by these terrorists, committed by these inhuman creatures . . . ”

Draiman added, “The mainstream media is setting the stage for a new Holocaust. They are the reason that this anti-Semitic fervor has been perpetuated over the entire globe. They’re presenting their story and their agenda exactly the way they wanted it.”

Draiman continued that he mourns “for the loss of human life on both sides. As much as I mourn for a Jewish child who has to run to the bomb shelter on a regular basis for fear of rocket attacks, I also mourn for the Palestinian child who is bred into a life of terrorism, who is taught, from the minute they’re born, to hate, with propaganda, with media that is laden with hatred.”

The singer also said that he has been told by people in “the business end of the organization” that he should not be so outspoken with his views, adding that while everyone in the band has their own views, “Thankfully, my brothers in Disturbed have been tremendously supportive of me in my defending my people and my family and my country.” Draiman said he keeps his views separate on his own social media pages from those of Disturbed.


Both of Draiman’s maternal grandparents were survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, while many others on his mother’s side were wiped out by the Nazis. His brother and grandmother live in Israel, along with other family members.

  • Disturbed went on an open-ended hiatus in 2011, with Draiman saying at the time that all four members wanted some time to pursue other endeavors.
  • Draiman recently tweeted that there are still no plans underway at the moment for the band to begin working on a new album.

LISTEN to the full interview below: