Jun 6 2014
As is the popular MO of the Left these days, they demanded that Mick Jagger and the Stones cancel their first-ever concert in Israel to demonstrate solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Washington Post The Stones’ decision to ignore the Leftists underscored Israel’s growing popularity as a stop for major musical acts, and it signaled a setback for a campaign known as boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS). The Stones not only went on with the show Wednesday night in Tel Aviv but delayed their opening by 45 minutes to allow devout Jews time to reach the concert after the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot
More and more artists are resisting ugly criticism and pressure from the Left to not perform in Israel. Performers who have ignored the threats and performed in Tel Aviv recently include: Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Madonna, Bob Dylan, Jethro Tull, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.