More of Robbie Williams’ Love of Jews and Israel
A few months ago, I wrote about an interview Israel’s Walla conducted with singer Robbie Williams, who is to play in Tel Aviv May 31st this year. In it, Robbie spoke of his Jewish wife and kids, and how he felt Jewish.
Since then, a few more of Robbie’s interviews have come to my attention.
In an interview Robbie did in December of last year with award-winning ex-BBC journalist Andrew Gold, he brings up the fact his wife and kids are Jewish (without being asked), and clearly shows how he is proud of this.
And in another interview he did with an Israeli publication (Israel Hayom), Robbie is even more glowing about Israel and his affinity towards the place and people:
“I get criticisms about me performing in Israel, but they don’t interest me and come from people who don’t matter to me,” he shares. Indeed, it seems that Williams has a corner of his heart reserved for the State of Israel. When I ask him what is the first thought that comes to his mind when he hears “Israel”, he says: “The land of my beloved’s ancestors”. Williams has already said that if he had to choose a certain religion, he would choose Judaism, partly because his wife and mother of his children, actress Ida Field, is Jewish.
What do you remember from your previous visit to Israel?
“I remember it was a very important performance for me. It’s always amazing to arrive at a new place and see that so many people come to see you. It’s always beautiful and confusing. This time I want to do an even better performance than the last one. It’s very important to me to impress the Israeli audience.”
If this all doesn’t give Roger Waters nightmares, I don’t know what does.