Star re­fuses to post­pone Paris con­cert

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY JOSH JACKMAN

IS­RAELI EURO­VI­SION star Harel Skaat has re­fused to can­cel a con­cert in Paris fol­low­ing the terror at­tacks in which 132 peo­ple were killed.

The singer, who took part in the 2010 Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test and came sec­ond on the Is­raeli equiv­a­lent of X Fac­tor, said he wanted to show sol­i­dar­ity with Parisians. He said: “I had the choice to stay in Is­rael and post­pone ev­ery­thing, but I de­cided we should live our lives and not let any­one break our soul.

“We are used to hav­ing in­ci­dents like that here in Is­rael and I can understand what they’re go­ing through now.”

The show will take place on De­cem­ber 8 at a venue close to the Bat­a­clan con­cert hall where 89 peo­ple died.

This Sun­day Mr Skaat will be per­form­ing in Lon­don to raise money for a JNF lead­er­ship pro­gramme for Be­douin chil­dren.

“It’s really im­por­tant, be­cause they are part of the Is­raeli pop­u­la­tion, of my coun­try and my peo­ple, and I think that we should start all the ef­forts to­wards ed­u­cat­ing the new gen­er­a­tion now,” he said.

PHOTO: REUTERS

Harel Skaat sings in Lon­don for JNF this week­end and then moves on to the French cap­i­tal

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