Refusing to boycott Israel has the Red Hot Chili Peppers in hot water with Palestinian activists. The band is scheduled to play Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv, Sept. 10, 2012. The concert’s opening act, Lebanon’s Mashrou’ Leila, has canceled, and many are calling for the band to ditch the date. It seems even a liberal bunch like RHCP is not immune to the ire of the Left. After all, one can’t allow art — or economics — to betray politics.

But not everyone wants the band to bail. Some are willing to put politics aside for good music.

  • lazypadawan

    The RHCP learning the hard way you can’t be “pro-Palestinian” and pro-Israel at the same time.

  • Josephine (D)

    I support Israel, but I don’t hate the Palestinian people. I think they are being controlled and used by Hamas and the radical Islamists in order to gain power. Let’s put religious conflict aside for the moment and ask ourselves: when deciding whether to support Israel or the Palestinians, do you really want another Islamic country that is run by Sharia law to exist?

    • Maria

      No, you’re right. I support Israel all the way.

  • TugboatPhil

    It is never addressed by their supporters about how many times
    “Palestinians” have been given a chance to settle in Arab lands and have
    eventually been given the boot for their behavior. The “Palestinians”
    only really want to kill all the Jews and erase Israel from the map.

    As to apartheid in Israel, there is nothing even close.

    • J. Cox

      Read this…kind of a insider viewpoint.
      Son of Hamas, By: Mosab Hassan Yousef, Ron Brackin

    • Owen007

      Recall when Israel pulled out of Gaza. “Now, it’s our turn to show what we can do. We can run things properly. We will succeed now that those horrible Israelis are no longer interfering with us every step of the way.” …And Gaza descended into a s***-hole in less than a week. It’s not just their hatred of Israel that keeps them from having their own country, it’s also their overwhelmingly incompetence.

  • J. Cox

    Famed Lebanese band mashrou3leila <—–errr what?

  • Owen007

    Oh no, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will play for a stable democracy, but not for the idiots that throw away every opportunity for peace in order to lie down with their fellow Jew-hating terrorists. Excuse me while I continue to not feel bad for a people that continually bring their misfortunes on themselves.

    And if I were in the Red Hot Chili Peppers I’d be thankful that I don’t have to share a stage with a band that just demonstrated a support for terrorism against Israel.

    • Kat


  • Maria

    Maybe they are seeing the light by performing in Tel Aviv; seeing that they were wrong for supporting Palestine. Who needs that nobody opening act anyway!

  • NCRelite

    Hilel Slovak, former guitarist for the Chili Peppers who died of a drug overdose, was Jewish. I doubt Anthony will cave to this bullying