Music celebrity Bon Jovi received more than 5,000 letters from BDS activists telling him not to perform in Israel.
American rock band Bon Jovi arrived in Israel on Monday, following touring in Europe for the past two months. The band is performing at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv on Thursday.
The band received strong pressure from BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) activists, urging them not to do a concert in Israel.
“He’s received more than 5,000 letters from BDS activists who are against the show but he said ‘I chose Israel and I’m coming, no one will cancel my show.’ This is an example of an old school artist that isn’t afraid about his career,” Guy Beser, promoter of Bluestone Entertainment, said, according to The Jerusalem Post.
The band previously performed in Israel in 2015, at the same venue, for more than 50,000 adoring fans. A similar number is expected to attend Thursday’s concert.
At the 2015 show, lead singer Jon Bon Jovi told the roaring crowd that the band would come back any time the fans want.
Jon Bon Jovi will remain in Israel, with his family, band and friends, to tour the country after the concert, Beser said, the Post reported.
The tour is named after Bon Jovi’s 2016 album, ‘This House is Not For Sale.’
Let’s thank Bon Jovi for coming to Israel and fighting BDS on his Facebook page.