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Yesterday, I posted about Canadian singer Alanis Morissette’s decision to go ahead with a concert in Israel, despite bullying and harrassment by Israel haters and BDSholes.
Well, the concert was last night, and it seems Alanis performed here not because she is apolitical when it comes to the Middle East conflict but because she supports Israel.
A varied crowd lined up outside the Nokia Arena on Monday night to see Alanis Morissette’s first concert in Israel since 2000. Despite social media threats demanding that she boycott Israel, the 38-year-old Canadian-American singer-songwriter performed to a sold-out crowd on Monday night in Tel Aviv.
In contrast to several performances cancelled in light of international political pressures, most recently by singer Cat Power and musician Stevie Wonder, Morissette stuck to her planned tour stop in Israel. Her concert comes just a couple of weeks after the end of clashes between Israel and Gazan terrorists during the IDF Operation Pillar of Defense, which drew worldwide criticism.
Throughout her performance, Morissette expressed support to the Israeli people, and at some point in the concert the band organ played the traditional Hebrew song, “Hine Ma Tov” (Here Is What’s Good) which the audience immediately recognized and sang along to.
The concert came to an appropriate end with the song, “Thank You.”
“It’s been a great 2012, Morissette told the audience in Tel Aviv, adding that “we love you, we’re with you, America, Canada, all of us.
That’s one hell of a jagged little pill for the Israel haters to swallow.