12,000 to UK Yom Ha’atzmaut concert

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 23, 2013 21:03

To mark Israel ’s 65th anniversary, The Zionist Federation will be hosting the largest concert of its kind in Europe, for 12,000 people at the Wembley Arena on April 16. The event will showcase Israeli talent including Ishtar – the lead singer of the group Alabina – who has sold millions of records worldwide and been called the “Madonna of the Middle East.”

Also performing will be Ivri Lider and Chico, the founder of the Gypsy Kings, who will be appearing with his band the Gypsies. There will also be guest appearances by celebrities, with more acts and names to be announced soon.

“This is a day to celebrate Israel’s existence and all the achievements that make us proud to be Zionists,” Alan Aziz, director of the ZF and executive producer of the gala concert.

The event is sponsored by: Christian Friends of Israel, Jewish News & Media Group, JNF, Reform Judaism, the Israeli Embassy, the World Zionist Organization, United Synagogue and WIZO UK.


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