WATCH: Israeli Plays “America” at RNC

With all the mudslinging around both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, it’s nice to see (and hear) a ray of light. Davy Nathan, an Israeli musician who moved to the US in 1997 where he studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, played “America” and other classics at the RNC. It’s a moving moment, showing how the US truly is a land of  opportunity, home of the free and of the brave.

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Upon graduating from Berklee, Nathan toured from 2004 to 2015 with the likes of Toni Braxton, Christina Aguilera, Brian McKnight, Patti Laelle, Eric Benet, New Kids on the Block, and Stanley Clarke, and more. He told Israellycool that he got this RNC gig because he works with mega-producer Rodney Jerkins, who is the father of Heavenly, the 6-year-old singer who dazzled the RNC with her medley of American hymns.


Orit Arfa

Orit Arfa is an author / journalist / philosopher/ painter / singer / songwriter / video-producer, whose works challenge the worldview of almost everybody. For examples, read her novels The Settler about what happens when a Gush Katif settler walks into a Tel Aviv bar, and Underskin, a steamy German-Israeli romance. Visit her website:

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