Two Singers to Perform in Israel, Brush Off BDS Pressure

April 12, 2015, 12:07 PM

American singer songwriter Suzanne Vega is planning a performance in Israel with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra on June 9-10.

As usual, the BDS Movement are trying to pressure her to boycott Israel.

This will be her fifth time in Israel and she has personally ‘Liked’ messages of support for her performing here – and against the BDS movement – on her Facebook page.

In this 2009 interview she talks about how her previous trips to Israel affected her.

Cool, elegant and eloquent as always, Suzanne Vega had a cozy chat with a room full of journalists in anticipation of her performance tomorrow night, July 19th, at the Mann Auditorium (Hechal HaTarbut) in Tel Aviv. “This is my third or fourth time here,” said Vega, “with ten year gaps in between. I married one Jewish man, then, in the next decade I married another Jewish man, so each time I return I feel more connected.”
Asked how she feels about being in Israel once more, she says, “I feel very happy, content…I feel in the right place,” and offers a parting gift to the assembled group: a brief a capella taste of Tom’s Diner – “a story about breakfast.”

Another famous singer, Robbie Williams is coming to Israel and he spoke to Israel’s Channel 2 news and he’s “genuinely really excited” to be coming to Israel.

Watch his interview here:

WATCH: Superstar singer Robbie Williams on how much he loves Israel! Robbie is headed to Israel for a concert in May — and standing strong against a hate campaign by anti-Israel activists pressuring him to cancel. Wish him a great trip to Israel in the comments!

Posted by The Israel Project on Saturday, April 11, 2015