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Friday, June 18, 2010

Elton John Performs in Israel

The renown musician Elton John kept his promise and performed in Tel Aviv Thursday night to a rousing crowd of 45,000 people.

John's appearance in Israel is particularly significant because many musicians have cancelled their scheduled concerts in Israel due to pressure from the Palestinian Authority and other organizations who sympathize with the Palestinians.  Elton John refused to succumb to such pressure.

John, always an individual who beats to his own drum, told the enthusiastic crowd in Tel Aviv "Shalom, we are so happy to be back here! Ain't nothing gonna stop us from coming, baby. Musicians spread love and peace, and bring people together. That's what we do. We don't cherry-pick our conscience."

Good for you Elton.