From the Red Hot Chili Peppers:
"I would like to announce our huge JOY and PLEASURE and Excitement and the THRILL we have to come to Israel for the very first time."
BDS fail. BDS fail. BDS fail. BDS fail.
"We've always had a great love for Israel"
BDS fail. Threats fail. Intimidation fail
The BDS cru put a huge amount of pressure on the Chili Peppers, but the group did not waver. Anti-Israel lobbyists desperately spammed their message of hate across list serves, facebook and Twitter, urging people to bombard the Chili peppers. The haters were even provided with per-packaged tweets and messages:
"Will you tell The Red Hot Chili Peppers to cancel their trip to Israel?
We are asking BDS supporters to get the word out and tell Anthony, Flea, Chad and Josh of The Red Hot Chili Peppers to cancel their September 10, 2012 performance in Israel! See the letter urging them to respect Palestinian rights and not cross the international picket line: http://boycottisrael.info/content/israeli-citizens-red-hot-chili-peppers-please-cancel-your-tel-aviv-gig
Tweet the BDS message or post it to their facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ChiliPeppers.
Read Boycott From Within’s Tali Shapiro’s personal appeal for cancellation here.
PLEASE TWEET OFTEN. SHARE THIS ACTION ALERT WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
Use the sample tweets below or write your own.
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Dont entertain Israeli oppression @chilipeppers cancel ur gig & stand up for human rights http://bit.ly/HytCIs #BDS #Palestine
Join AliceWalker, ElvisCostello, AngelaDavis, RogerWaters & more on the right side of history @chilipeppers http://bit.ly/HytCIs #BDS
Denied the right to travel to Tel Aviv, Palestinians cant be “Standing in line to see the show tonight” @chilipeppers #BDS
How long, how long will they slide? #Israel Walls&Settlements separate the WestBank side @chilipeppers Cancel ur gig on the Otherside #BDS tweet now!
We cant fly away on your Zephyr bc #Israel controls all Palestinian movement. Take a stand for EQUAL rights! @chilipeppers #BDS
Incidentally, Hillel Slovak the original guitarist and founding member of the band was born in Haifa, Israel.