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Sunday, October 27, 2013

He’s here! Tom Jones arrives in Israel

Jones at Ben-Gurion Airport (Photo: Pessy Keller)
Jones at Ben-Gurion Airport (Photo: Pessy Keller)

Defying BDS pressure, 73-year-old legendary Welsh singer lands at Ben-Gurion Airport ahead of two Tel Aviv concerts

Legendary Welsh singer Tom Jones landed in Israel on Friday afternoon ahead of two concerts at Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena, on Saturday and Monday. This is his second visit to Israel.
Jones, 73, arrived on a direct flight from Los Angeles and was joined by his concert crew members who came in shortly afterwards from London.
The popular singer’s performance in the Jewish state was the subject of a fierce online battle between British Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists,
who tried to pressure Jones to cancel his concert in the country, and Israel supporters who encouraged him to go ahead with the performance and expressed their love for the singer.
Jones is famous for a string of hits from his 50-year career, including “Delilah,” “It’s Not Unusual” and “Sex Bomb.” Since 2012 he has been serving as a coach on television talent show “The Voice UK.”