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By Paul Russell
5/20/2003 10:22:46 PM

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Wu-Tang family members Remedy and Killah Priest recently performed in Israel, despite international terror warnings and a recent string of suicide bombings that ripped through various cities this week.

The duo performed in Israel at the request of Luke Brenowitz, an employee of the Israeli consulate in New York. The trip was meant to rally support for Israel.

Cappadonna was initially reported to go on the tour, but decided not to go because of conditions in the state.

"He was simply afraid," Remedy told Israeli daily Haaretz. "Killah Priest and I went on a performance tour with him all over the world, but he gave Israel a pass. We know that the situation here now isn't good, but want to feel exactly like the Israelis: To continue no matter what, to show that life continues."

Remedy, who performs all over the world, actively acknowledges his Jewish roots. He recorded a song titled "Never Again," which was included on RZA's 1999 compilation album, The Swarm.

"I understand that the Israel-Palestinian conflict is the main focus of the debate between right and left in Israel," he continued. "I'm in favor of a Palestinian state, but in one of the Arab countries. I don't understand why the Palestinians are supposed to live in part of the State of Israel. They are an unfortunate people, because they don't interest anyone. The Arab countries want to maintain their suffering in order to use them. That's a tragedy, the situation of the Palestinians is like that of the Jews before the establishment of the state, and they have to establish a state, but in a suitable place."

Remedy's latest album, titled Code: Red, in reference to the highest state of alert in the Homeland Security terror warning system, is in stores now.

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