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- Posted on Jul 13th 2010 5:45AM by Julian Marszalek
Speaking with BBC 6 Music, Lydon said, "Of course, there are all sorts of terrible politics going on down there but there is just about all over the world. You cannot separate yourself from your audience because of the political powers-that-be.
"I mean, I'm anti-government -- I have been all my life no matter where I go -- and I shall be making that loud and clearly proud once I'm in Israel."
His tactics haven't gone done too well with some sections of his fan base, who have felt compelled to make their feelings known.
"We've received a lot of hate mail, as it happens. [That] going to Israel is some kind of political faux pas. I say, 'Don't be so ignorant -- it's John speaking here and I'm going there to cause trouble and I will do it musically.'"