Numerous popular singers are planning to stop in Tel Aviv during their tours in the coming year, including Julio Iglesias, Cyndi Lauper, Justin Timberlake, and Beyonce.
The pop stars will visit Israel despite the ongoing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign calling on celebrities not to visit Israel.
Earlier this week, singer Paula Abdul, who is Jewish, visited Israel for a belated bat mitzvah ceremony. She met with President Shimon Peres and was photographed bathing in the Dead sea. Rihanna and Alicia Keys also visited Israel this year.