Paul McCartney performs with his band in Tel Aviv

September 26, 2008

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney performs with his band during a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008. After a 43-year wait, Paul McCartney performed his first concert in Israel on Thursday, kicking it off with the familiar Beatles’ song ‘Hello, Goodbye’ to the joy of tens of thousands of cheering fans. McCartney billed the concert ‘Friendship First,’ saying he is on a mission of peace for Israel and the Palestinians.


Israel concert review by The Times online

September 26, 2008

The Pipes of Peace or Live and Let Die? It must have been a tough choice for Paul McCartney, considering the message of brotherly love that he hoped to disseminate with his first concert in Israel, a country under constant attack from militants of all stripes that prides itself on offing its foes with Bond-like ruthlessness.
Luckily for the crowd in Tel Aviv, McCartney put a bullet through the head of the insipid little peace ditty and opted for the James Bond setpiece that turned around what had been, up until then, a rather uninspired start.
It lit up the stage in a volcanic eruption of fireworks that must have been visible in the hills of the West Bank, where the Palestinian leadership were sulking about being snubbed by the ex-Beatle.
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Paul McCartney 'Friendship First' Concert In Tel Aviv

September 26, 2008

Sir Paul McCartney performs during his first ever show in Israel, the ‘Friendship First’ concert at Park Hayarkon on September, 25, 2008 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)


Paul McCartney rocks Tel Aviv with crowd singalong to 'Give Peace a Chance'

September 26, 2008

The Israeli crowd lapped up Sir Paul McCartney’s concert playlist of Beatles favourites on Thursday night, but what really got them going was his moving performance of ‘Give Peace A Chance’.

By Tim Butcher in Tel Aviv

All the old Beatles favourites were included, like Yesterday, Hey Jude, Eleanor Rigby and Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band, but somehow the peace anthem seemed to resonate strongest with the Tel Aviv audience
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Sir Paul McCartney spends £1.5 million on security for Israel concert

September 26, 2008

Sir Paul has even extended his security measures to his accommodation at Tel Aviv’s five star Dan Hotel where he has hired three floors at a cost of around £70,000 Photo: GETTY

Sir Paul, 66, has recruited the team, which includes police, officers from Britain’s MI6 and Israeli agents, in the wake of death threats from Islamic extremists.
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Beatlemaniac's scrapbook

September 25, 2008

THE BEATLES A Beatlemaniac’s Scrapbook (This has to be one of the cutest Beatles items of memorabilia that we have ever seen. Somewhere between 1962 & early 1963, a young Liverpudlian girl went to see the current hot local band many times at the Cavern & around the Liverpool area. During that time she collected newspaper clippings & ALL FOUR of the band’s autographs in 1963, each on a separate autograph card!)
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Yankee Stadium official closing ceremony set for Nov. 9

September 25, 2008

When the New York Yankees take the field tonight against the Baltimore Orioles, it will be the last time the Bronx Bombers will play on the hallowed grounds of Yankee Stadium. But according to the New York Daily News it won’t be the last time the stadium will be open with an official closing ceremony set for November 9.
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Paul McCartney concert in Israel touches a nerve

September 25, 2008


Paul McCartney signs autographs in Tel Aviv, a day before his first scheduled show in Israel. He is expected to perform before some 50,000 people.

Pro-Palestinian groups urge him to boycott Israel, which banned the Beatles in 1965. He will perform there tonight for the first time.
By Ashraf Khalil, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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MACCA GETS TERRORIST THREATS – GIVES 'EM THE FINGER!

September 25, 2008

A leading Islamic extremist has labeled Paul McCartney the “enemy of every Muslim” for his planned participation in a concert celebrating Israel’s 60th anniversary and is warning of a terrorist attack if the ex-Beatle doesn’t cancel.
Paul McCartney and Omar Bakri Mohammed, an Islamist preacher who was barred from Britain two years ago because of his radical views.
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Ted Nugent Offers Security Services To Paul McCartney

September 24, 2008

Wildman rocker Ted Nugent has offered his services to Paul McCartney – as a bodyguard. Nugent has offered to head up the former Beatle’s personal security detail when McCartney performs in Israel on Thursday.
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