Posts Tagged ‘red hot chilly peppers’

Virtually attacked and abused by BDS

I have an Idea! let’s all bully the hell out of an artist so that he will do whatever we believe in, regardless of his own opinion!

I honestly believe that this is what goes through BDS followers’ minds when they go on an “operation stop a random artist from performing in Israel”.

Once again artists who are scheduled to perform in Israel are going through a virtual brutal and unrestrained attack which is basically just like holding a gun to their head forcing them to follow a belief who’s not theirs.

Operation stop Alanis Morissette from performing in the racist state of #Israel

This time, Alanis Morissette is the victim.
Morissette, a very loved artist in Israel since 1990’s, is due to play in Tel Aviv on December 3rd, and the show has been sold out for weeks now.
Well, everyone is pretty excited about it. That is, except the BDS movement activists who as usual are doing whatever they can to make Alanis either too scared or too confused to perform and by “whatever they can” I mean cursing, threatening, bullying and abusing her official Twitter and Facebook accounts:

“Deaf, dumb and blind” Sweet

Apparently Morissette isn’t a REAL artist.

So here is just another thought for you Alanis:
you are welcomed here in Israel.
By deciding to perform you will join artists like Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns and roses,  Cirque du Soleil and many others who chose to stay loyal to their fans in face of threats.
Who separate arts from politics and truth from popular lies and misconceptions.
Who truly believe in peace.

Welcome.

Tomorrow Tel Aviv will be occupied (Ha Ha) by thousands of Red Hot Chili Peppers fans!
A moment before that happens, Israeli DJ Noy Alooshe releases  a Mega-Mash-Up which unites some of the biggest international artists who preformed on Israeli stages recently,  in spite of BDS threats and harassments.
Rockn’Roll Baby!

 

Video includes:
Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Cornell, Morrissey, The Afghan Whigs, Rufus Wainwright, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Tali Shapiro presents herself as a long-time music fan painfully calling for her favorite bands to boycott Israel- But is she?

BDS activist Tali Shapiro has a new target – the Red Hot Chilly Peppers band, which announced a much anticipated concert in Israel this summer. But Shapiro does not adress the subject honestly’ as an activist with a very clear and agressive agenda (legitimate as such), but first of all as a fan.

She writes about herself in a so called “personal letter” to the band:
“I’ve been a huge Red Hot Chili Peppers fan since I was 14 years old. The prospect of a live show in Israel has always been slim-to-non. I saved up some serious cash for their last slated show, way back when, needless to say I was heartbroken when they cancelled…”

Only then does she turn to unfolding  her own political agenda, while all the time repeating her personal connection:

“I’m a long time fan and it’s no lip service. I grew up on your songs, like American Ghost Dance and Johnny Kick a Hole in the Sky, but I wouldn’t understand them until much later, when I would join the weekly demonstrations of Palestinian villages”

Why is it then she’s not even the fan band’s fan ON FACEBOOK untill it’s time to call for divestment? A quick browse through her profile shows that she almost only likes Bands and artists who announced a concert in Israel,soon after the announcement, in order to fill their public pages with calls for boycott. This is a partial list of the artists Shapiro connected to on facebook in the last 3 months – All of them shortly after an announcement of a show in Israel was made.

So, are you a Red Hot Chilly Peppers fan since childhood – that is, last month? just the way you’re a Cassandra Wilson, Cat Power, Madonna, Afrojack and James Blake (All announced Israel concerts in 2012- some cancelled)? I suggest you Message her personal profile and ask!

I’m not saying don’t be political – I am saying,  be honest and don’t lie about yourself in order to establish empathy or whatever!

From the facebook profile page of Shapiro, Marked in red are artists Shapiro liked, who “happened” to announce concerts in Israel just in the last couple of months- At least 37 out of 50 Artists are ones that announced concerts in Israel!