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Jane's Addiction/Lollapalooza frontman Perry Farrell confronted on Bin Laden, 9/11 by pro-Palestinian 9/11 truther

Jane's Addiction/Lollapalooza frontman Perry Farrell confronted on Bin Laden, 9/11 by pro-Palestinian 9/11 truther

Mock baby-murder ritual plays out on stage while Farrell sings

By Martin Hill

March 18, 2013


Perry Farrell is the front man for the rock band "Janes Addiction" and founder of the famed "Lollapalooza Festival". Farrell's real name is Peretz Bernstein, and unbeknownst to most fans, is an ardent Jewish Zionist. He's raised money for the Israeli Army and was slated to hold the next Lollapalooza in Tel Aviv Israel, in August 2013.

The festival was planned to take place in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park, which The Electronic Intifada reports is a "park built over the ruins of the Palestinian village of Jarisha whose residents were forced to flee their homes under attack by Zionist militias in 1948." The 2012 report, entitled Promoter who raised money for Israeli army to hold Lollapalooza on ruins of Palestinian village, covers the depth of Bernstein's zealous involvement in Israeli political affairs.

Although the Israeli venue is cancelled, the show will go on in Chicago. On January 23, 2013, billboard.com reported that organizers of the Israeli event sent a brief facebook message to fans:

"Friends, we're sorry," the post, written in Hebrew, began. "Unfortunately, not all events can be predicted and therefore the festival will not take place in the summer of 2013. We continue to work vigorously on all fronts and promise to update [with] any developments as soon as we can."

The L.A. Times
that "Artists who have booked shows in the region have been subject to protests and pressure to cancel." Many Israeli fans posting on facebook were upset and angered at the abrupt cancellation, one remarking on the "BDS snake", referring to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
A facebook post by an Israeli woman named "Nat Kat Buchsbaum" dated 1/23/13 stated "Instead of people getting mad at the lollapalooza organizers who meant well maybe you should do something about the BDS snake .... Maybe reach out and show the international bands/musicians/ celebrities that israel is not an apartheid country and that boycotting israel is no different than the anti-semetic boycotts of nazi germany. I just think some of you are angry/ hurt and taking the wrong approach here and ignoring the root cause of why these things happen...."

The BDS Movement website, bdsmovement.net, which bears a tagline of "Freedom Justice Equality," states

"WHAT IS BDS? In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. A truly global movement against Israeli Apartheid is rapidly emerging in response to this call." [The wikipedia entry on the campaign is here.]

In August 2012, Farrell
appeared on CNN
outlining his big plans for the music festival in Israel:

"It's like an oak seed," Farrell explained to CNN. "You look at it and go, 'What's the potential of that thing?' Put it in the ground and it starts to sprout it, and it keeps growing, and more and more branches grow out of it."...
The 53-year-old musician played Tel Aviv with his band, Jane's Addiction, last September, and if he has his way, Lollapalooza will also put its imprint on another city in Israel.
"We got a call from Jerusalem, the Holy City, and they want Lollapalooza to be there, too," he confided. "But it's going to start in Tel Aviv, and we're going to do something in Jerusalem. The mayor's like, 'We want to bring young people, we want to change the perception of Jerusalem.' So we're even talking with them about it."

[See also The Electronic Intifada's 2013 update, Party's over for Perry Farrell: Lollapalooza Israel collapses as artists said to stay away.]

What's ironic is that Bernstein/Farrell in the past has consorted with a 9/11 truth advocate, happily posing for photos with a man wearing a '9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB' t-shirt, and didn't bat an eye. Bernstein's wife also posed for separate pictures featuring the same shirt, which carries what would ordinarily be considered an extremely offensive message to most Zionists. Perhaps Bernstein's silence is akin to a phenomenon on which Dr. Kevin Barrett reported recently, wherein a 'Zionist Extremist' such as Barry Chamish Concedes Israel's Involvement in 9/11 but exonerates Benjamin Netanyahu.

The man wearing the 9/11 shirt is no stranger to controversy. He's the one and only Greg Johnson, the guy who called George H.W. Bush a "murderous, Zionist piece of shit" in an epic youtube video shot in a Houston pizza place in 2010. The exchange made international news and the U.S. Secret Service came knocking on Johnson's door afterwards.

Johnson sent out the photo of himself and Farrell in 2012 after reading the disturbing article about Farrell, and wants to make clear that although he's a former fan, he is not happy with the newfound information: "I should put together a short video teaching people...
"The proper way to burn a Jane's Addiction CD (or any with Perry Farrell)"
... also how to burn posters and permanently delete songs from your computers and mobile devices
Then get an Israeli flag to cut up as kindling. :)"

In a LibertyFight.com exclusive, Johnson explained his encounter with Farrell from the perspective of a former fan and Palestinian activist:

"As a longtime fan of Jane's Addiction, it was an honor to meet the so-called man I knew as Perry Farrell after his opening set as Perez in Houston at the end of 2008. Before he stepped back to stage for the after-show DJ set he said he was "obliged to" play, (there were literally only about five people left on the floor) the rock star posed for a photo with me. I usually don't ask musicians for autographs or a picture, but I'm especially glad I did since I was wearing my "9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB" shirt.
[article continues here: http://libertyfight.com/2013/janes_addiction_lollapalooza_frontman_perry_farrell_confronted_on_911.html ]

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