Bon Jovi promises to return to Israel during Tel Aviv concert

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — “I’ll come here any time you want,” American rock star Jon Bon Jovi said at the end of his Tel Aviv concert in an apparent swipe at the BDS movement.

Bon Jovi played to tens of thousands of Israeli fans at a concert Saturday night, his first-ever appearance in Israel.

“We’re finally here. It took me long enough,” he said during the concert.

He dedicated a new song, “We Don’t Run,” released during the summer, to Israelis.

The concert opened less than an hour after a stabbing attack in Jerusalem left two Jewish Israeli men dead.

Bon Jovi came under pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, most notably from Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, to cancel the concert.

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