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GIVING THE BDS THE FINGER: Mariah Carey to perform in Israel at sold-out show


American pop superstar will sing in front of 12,000 people at the Live Park in Rishon LeZion; she says no one tried to pressure her not to come to Israel: ‘I’ve always wanted to come here. I don’t care what other people’s political agendas are,’ she says.

Twenty-five years into her successful career, one of the most successful singers in music history, Mariah Carey, will take the stage in Israel for the first time on Tuesday night.

Carey, who sold over 200 million albums worldwide, will perform her 18 number 1 hits on stage at the Live Park Amphitheater in Rishon LeZion in front of 12,000 fans.

“I’m very excited about performing in front of my audience in Israel,” she said on Monday. “I am looking forward to return the love after all of these years.”

She promised her show would include “all of the songs you know.”

During a press conference on Monday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Herzliya, Carey was asked if she was pressured not to come by pro-Palestinian groups who are waging a boycott campaign against Israel.

“Nobody tried to pressure me, I did hear about it but I do what I want to do,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to come here. I don’t care what other people’s political agendas are. I’m just an entertainer and I’m here. I’m happy to be here and I’m honored to be here.”

Carey arrived to Israel with her two children, along with her partner, Australian billionaire James Packer, a friend of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


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