"How can Lydon so callously disregard the suffering of a people under colonial occupation? The answer is easy. [His band] will be performing in Tel Aviv as headliners at a festival sponsored by Heineken.
"Along with giving him all the free beer he can swallow, Lydon can be sure the brewers will help to swell his bank account. Finally, he has found a corporation that gets 'the opportunity of me'.”
The former TalkSport presenter, Jon Gaunt, has lost his legal battle with Ofcom over calling a councillor a Nazi on air.
The High Court found that the watchdog was justified in upholding complaints against the radio show host and that this "did not constitute a material interference to his freedom of expression".
Mr Gaunt was fired from TalkSport in 2008 after the media regulator found that he had breached the Ofcom code for addressing Michael Stark, a Redbridge councillor, as a "health Nazi" and an "ignorant pig".
The Swiss Justice Ministry has rejected an extradition request from the United States for Roman Polanski.
The Polish-born Holocaust survivor fled America in 1978 after being charged with the drugging and rape of a 13-year old model.
Mr Polanski, 76, who is an Oscar-winning director, famed for "Rosemary’s Baby", "Chinatown", and "The Pianist", was arrested on the way to collecting a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival in 2009.
Jewish actor Dustin Hoffman did not halt arrangements to attend the Jerusalem Film Festival in the wake of the Gaza flotilla clash, despite what one of the organisers had claimed.
Yigal Molad Hayo, the associate director of the Cinematheque, the location of the annual festival, had told the Jerusalem Post he had been “very close to reaching an agreement” for Mr Hoffman to appear at the event.
But he said: “Then the flotilla happened and correspondence was ended.”
However he has now retracted his statement as “misleading and incorrect”.