Paul McCartney Performs For thousands In Tel Aviv
Paul McCartney performed his first concert in Israel for some 40,000 fans, kicking it off with the familiar Beatles’ song “Hello, Goodbye.”
McCartney billed Thursday’s concert as “Friendship First,” saying he’s on a mission of peace for Israel and the Palestinians.
The crowd cheered as the 66-year-old singer performed in Tel Aviv’s outdoor Yarkon Park. Some wore T-shirts with the slogan, “I love Paul.”
While singing “Give Peace a Chance,” McCartney stopped and let the audience sing the chorus alone.
Hundreds of police and private security guards were deployed but a police spokesman said there were no concrete threats against McCartney, and no extraordinary security precautions were taken.