With other artists sanctioning Israel by denying Israelis the pleasure of their perceived celebrated presence, Elton John plays Israel anyway, and says they 'Ain't gonna stop me from playing here, baby.'
Fifty-thousand gathered at Ramat Gan stadium near Tel Aviv to see and hear Sir Elton John. Rod Stewart has not cancelled his planned concert.
Elvis Costello, married to Diana Krall (won't be buying her creative endeavors in the future), cancelled, along with the Pixies.
John told the cheering crowd - "We do not cherry-pick our consciences."