Legendary British singer, Sir Tom Jones, has visited Israel and performed to thousands in Tel Aviv, despite boycotters trying to keep him away.
The welshman performed at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv on 28th June, bringing his brand of old school charm” as the Jerusalem Post put it.
His music over the past five decades is known and loved by millions around the world. And hits such as “It’s Not Unusual”, “What’s New Pussycat”, She’s a Lady” and “Delilah” filled the air of the Israeli coastal city.
In the middle of the performance, he even sang to the audience “My Yiddishe Momme”. Which went down well with the crowd. You can watch the video below.
Sir Tom spoke with the audience during his performance, saying he had the opportunity to visit Jerusalem and that he had a brilliant time in Israel.
This is not his first visit, he came before in 2013. Speaking after his visit he said Israel is a place “where a lot of singers won’t go”. Saying, “I don’t agree with that.”
“I think entertainers should entertain. They should go wherever – there shouldn’t be any restrictions. I did two shows in Tel Aviv, and it was fantastic.”
“I wanted to go, because the Israeli people asked me,” he said on a separate occasion. “They would like me to sing, and I don’t see any problem in doing that. I don’t see why anyone would mix up the two things – entertainment and politics.”
Despite the boycotters, It’s Not Unusual to see great talent in Israel.