Beatlemania finally returns to Israel thanks to McCartney
bbc / Heather Sharp
25-Sep-2008 (4 comments)

A bout of belated Beatlemania has broken out in Israel, with one of the two surviving members of the fab four finally in the country to perform in Tel Aviv.

Sir Paul McCartney arrived ahead of his concert on Thursday, uncowed by boycott calls and reported death threats, declaring he brought only a "message of peace".

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American Wife

as i remember,

by American Wife on

there was also a money issue.  but the media played the whole thing up WAY too much.  it was NOT a political issue at all.  no matter, they're diggin' it now...:-)


"Corrupting the youth"

by Anonymous8 (not verified) on

is what the Israeli cabinet minister who scrapped the 1965 concert said.

Darius Kadivar

Dunno ...

by Darius Kadivar on

I guess they were afraid of a riot. Also maybe they could not guarantee security in those days for a wild crowd. The 6 Day War was just a few years ahead in front of them too.

That may explain their hesitation.


Why did Israel ban the beatles?

by nikkiK (not verified) on

I heard Israel had banned them in 1965.