Israel Says She Loves You to Beatles Paul McCartney

Life is certainly a magical mystery tour. And for those of us who live in Israel, the long and winding road just became a bit more scenic. With the surprise announcement by Beatles singer and composer Sir Paul McCartney that he will be performing in Tel Aviv next month, the Jewish nation has taken a smiling leap back 40 years in time.

From car radios, open market CD players and inside elegant, modern stores, the warm, loving, magical and mythical blends of Beatles music permeate every city and town in Israel. From Metulla, Haifa and سرمایه گذاری مدیریت ثروت لیورپول Katzrin in the North, to Hadera, Ra’anana, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to Ashkelon, Ashdod, Rehovot, Dimona and Eilat in the south one can hear the sweet voices Paul, John, Ringo and George.

The story begins back 43 years ago when the Beatles were invited to perform in Israel with a concert which never took place. At the time Israel officials cited financial problems, but it was more than money that kept the Beatles away. Official permission required to withdraw precious foreign currency to pay the Beatles was denied because a ministerial committee feared the corrupting influence of four long-haired Englishmen.

Sounds like this Israel committee was smoking stronger stuff than anything the Beatles may have experienced with Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. The Israel politicians believed that the Beatles would corrupt innocent Israeli youth. But was it really naive Israel politicians?

In a page one story in the newspaper Haaretz, former Minister of Education and Environment Yossi Sarid stated that real cause of the cancellation was due to a rivalry between two promoters in Israel. One had been offered a Beatles concert in 1962, before their star had risen, by Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, and had turned them down. When a competitor booked them three years later, the first promoter used his government connections to keep the needed money from being disbursed.

“I can assure you that my father had never heard of the Beatles, ” Sarid said this week. “The promoter of course didn’t come to the government and say, ‘I don’t like this other guy and I don’t want him to get the money. ‘ He said it is a lousy group and will corrupt the spirit of the wonderful, brilliant, pure Israel youngsters. He exploited their ignorance. “

Fast forward to 2008 in Liverpool. Prosor, one of Israel’s most senior and long-serving diplomats, was only seven years old when the “misunderstanding” between London and Jerusalem took place. But Prosor is a man who quite likely knows the lyrics to most Beatles tune and was not about to miss out on an opportunity to enhance the celebration of Israel’s 60th birthday.

The Paul McCartney show, produced by promoter Dudu Zerzevsky, is expected to cost upward of $8 million to produce and will require a 100-person production team, extensive security, an extra-large stage, an expansive sound system, and two vegetarian kitchens at the show’s location.

The producers of the single appearance by Paul McCartney in Israel expect to break even with a take of 10 million NIS on the event. These numbers kick in before any sponsorships take place. The businessman backing the event, Yakir Sha’ashua believes it will attract a capacity crowd to Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park, which can accommodate up to 70, 000 people.

The Israel business newspaper Globes states that the cost of bringing Beatle Paul McCartney to Israel will reach over NIS 30 million, half of which will go to McCartney and his promoters, while the other half will cover production costs. Price now stand at NIS 1, 500 for a front row ticket and NIS 500 for just a seat on grass in the park. The promoters will have to sell 50, 000 tickets only to cover the cost. This is the initial quantity which will go on sale at the Leean ticket offices.

According to British media, McCartney, has invited his girlfriend, 47-year-old New york Long Islander Nancy Shevell, to accompany him on the tour. The couple just finished a monthlong road trip across the famed Route 66 in the us, where they were spotted by shocked fans at campsites, gas stations and motels.

It is extreme Islam which truly practices apartheid with the clear separation of men from women, treating women as second class slaves, the murdering of homosexuals, labeling anyone who is not Islamic an infidel and deserves to be beheaded in the same manner as Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

In fact, Islamic apartheid transcends mere separation and ups the ante with the beheading of anyone who argues with the Satanic verses of the Koran. Can we also add Holocaust denial and clearly stating to “wipe Israel off the map” to the above?

Fleming continues: “Israel has been “committing horrific war crimes in the occupied Gaza Strip, where its illegal and immoral policy of collective punishment – through a hermetic military siege and an almost complete blockage of fuel, electric power, and even food and medicine – is pushing 1. 5 million Palestinian civilians to the brink of starvation. Israel’s wanton killings of civilians, demolition of homes and property, uprooting of more than a million fruit bearing trees, incessant theft of land and water resources, denial of freedom of movement to millions, dividing indigenous Palestinian’s into Bantustans caged by walls, fences and hundreds of roadblocks, is not to be celebrated, but condemned and changed. “

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