New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi returned to Israel this week. He had a show scheduled for Thursday that is expected to bring 50,000 fans to hear him in Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv.
Mr. Bon Jovi said he has received about 5,000 letters from BDS activists protesting his visit to Israel, but he told his Israeli promoter that he wouldn’t pay attention to them.
“I chose Israel and I’m coming. No one will cancel my show,” Mr. Bon Jovi reportedly said.
His tour began in May in Moscow. After the concert, Mr. Bon Jovi and his family planned to stay in Israel to do some sightseeing.
The tour is named after Bon Jovi’s 2016 album, “This House is Not for Sale.” Despite the album and tour title, Mr. Bon Jovi recently put his 15-acre estate in Middletown on the market for $20 million. That could buy him plenty of Israeli living space, if he’s considering moving to Israel, and in the words of his 1986 song, “Livin’ on a prayer.”