Gene Simmons tells Obama to kiss off on 1967

Speaking to CNBC, the Israeli-born rocker contests US President's plan for Israel's borders, says they would be indefensible.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 28, 2011 17:48
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KISS frontman Gene Simmons, who was born in Israel as Chaim Witz, had strong words for US President Barack Obama's proposed Middle East peace plan in a recent CNBC interview.

"For a president to be sitting in Washington, D.C., and saying, “Go back to your '67 borders in Israel, how about you live there and try to defend an indefensible border nine miles wide?" the rocker, who was born in Haifa, said.

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The KISS vocalist visited Israel for the first time this past March since leaving as a child, during which he gave interviews in both English and Hebrew. He spoke to CNBC from the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he was staying with KISS co-founder Paul Stanley to promote a new social media venture.



Calling President Obama naive and skewering him on foreign policy during his interview, Simmons didn't hold back on the expletives. "If you’ve never been to the moon, you can’t issue policy about the moon. You have no f***king idea what it’s like on the moon," he said.

"When you grow up you find out that life isn’t the way you imagined it, and President Obama means well," said Simmons, who had admitted to feeling regret for having voted for Obama. "I think he’s actually a good guy. He has no f***king idea what the world is like because he doesn’t have to live there."


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