Mick Jagger (R) and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones. .
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger departed Israel this weekend with a special message for his hosts – in Hebrew.
The rock legend used his Twitter account to post a heartfelt thanks to his Israeli hosts while showing a picture of the singer touring a historical site.
"Thanks to everyone in Israel for the wonderful reception," Jagger tweeted in Hebrew. "It was a great concert and we will always remember it."
Mick and the rest of the Stones – Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts – played to 50,000 people in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park on Wednesday night. Concertgoers and critics universally lauded the band for their energetic display, as it was the first time ever that the Stones put on a concert in Israel.
The Stones' even provided inspiration to President Shimon Peres, who posted a note on his Facebook page quoting from the band's hit song "You Can't Always Get What You Want."