Friday, June 14, 2013

59% of BET readers say " Alicia Keys Welcome to Israel"

Alicia Keys will be playing in Israel on July 4 2013. The BDS bullies are determined to make her regret the decision.

The onslaught directed towards Ms Keys began shortly after her  tour was announced, and will continue after it is over, or until the next celebrity signs up to perform in Israel and distracts the BDS holes (Pssst. Yanni.  Psy. Barbra Streisand) The pattern is predictable  - petitions first, then  hijacking the star's  facebook pages and twitter accounts, emails, and faxes to agents, and press releases urging the star to "stand on the side of justice".
Most performers have the strength of character to stand up to the bullies. Others buckle under the pressure.  Looks like Alicia Keys is one of the strong ones. In a statement to The New York Times, she declared  “I look forward to my first visit to Israel. Music is a universal language that is meant to unify audiences in peace and love, and that is the spirit of our show.”

In spite of her decision, the onslaught continues. BET ( Black Entertainment Television) posted an online poll asking if Alicia Keys should play in Israel. Immediately the BDS cru went into overdrive to manipulate the poll results.  JVP, forgetting for a moment they only support boycotts of companies that "support the occupation",  also jumped on the bandwagon.   (How does an artist performing in Tel Aviv "support the occupation", JVP?)

And yes, Alicia's fans began fighting back, and as of right now, 59% of  those responding to the BET poll welcome Alicia Keys performance in Israel

Those beacons of democracy at the  Free Gaza Movement also sent out an email to their minions, accusing Israel of paying people to manipulate the polls.  Because, after all, thousands of Alicia's fans in Israel who hold tickets to her show are irrelevant. Its got to be a Zionist conspiracy.Its all a Zionist conspiracy.

From: FPM Newsletter
Date: Friday, June 14, 2013, 9:39 AM

Dear Friends of Palestine,

We would not ordinarily bother you for an online poll, but in this case there is more to the story.
World wide appeals from Alice Walker, Roger Waters and more than 500 organizations have not yet dissuaded entertainer Alicia Keys from performing in Israel, but the voice of her public might do the trick.
Please go to

and vote NO in the poll in the lower right section of the screen.  In the early stages, the poll was reading more than 80% NO, but Israel pays teams of web surfers to mobilize other Zionists to give false readings on such polls.  It is even possible that multiple voting is allowed.  We should at least try to show that the Israeli propaganda machine can be defeated.
Will Ms. Keys cancel her performance?  It depends upon her sense of social justice but also upon how she thinks it will affect her career.  There is no doubt that the poll will be a factor.

Thank you for trying.

The FPM Team

So you know what to do. Go to the BET website. The poll is on the right hand side. Vote yes.   And I'll assume my check is in the mail


Anonymous said...

Update: 65% say Yes.

Anonymous said...

Update: 87% say yes!

Dusty said...

Wow. What a difference a day makes!