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Those Times Burt Bacharach Visited Israel

Legendary pop song composer Burt Bacharach has passed away at the age of 94.

Burt grew up in a Jewish household in Queens, New York but didn’t want anybody to know he was Jewish. As he once said “Growing up with a bunch of Catholic kids that I played ball with, there was lot of antisemitism. It screws you up as kid.”

Burt would later come to Israel, first in 1960 as music director for (friend of Israel) Marlene Dietrich.

Marlene Dietrich and Burt Bacharach in Jerusalem during their 1960 concert tour of Israel

Burt later came in 2013, saying before his show:

“I am very excited to be in Israel. It is very meaningful for me to be here. It was something we wanted to do on this tour.”

At the concert, he recalled his 1960 visit:

and of coursed performed his hits:

May Burt’s memory be for a blessing.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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