(JNS.org) Lady Gaga will perform in Israel on Sept. 13 despite this summer’s war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Neil Young, the Backstreet Boys and Lana Del Rey all cancelled their planned concerts in Israel this summer.
The singer will perform as part of her international tour “artRave: The ARTPOP Ball” at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists have been calling for entertainers to cancel performances in the country, but Lady Gaga is not the only international artist with an upcoming concert in the Jewish state. Tony Bennett will perform in Tel Aviv the day after Lady Gaga. The two concerts will take place about 10 days before the release of “Cheek to Cheek,” a joint jazz album Lady Gaga recorded with Bennett. This has sparked rumors that the two musicians might perform together at one of the concerts.
“I’m proud and happy that Lady Gaga will come to Israel as planned,” Israeli concert producer Udi Appleboim said, reported the Jerusalem Post. “It is an honor to host her for a historic concert.”