web analytics
August 27, 2014 / 1 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
Special Features
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Defying Boycotts, Jagger, Stones, to Honor Israel’s 65th Birthday

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb says it's "a huge mistake" for the band.
Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones presenting Israel's official symbol.

Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger will appear in Tel Aviv just as the holiday of Shavuot ends.
Photo Credit: Yori Yanover based on Kyle Blair/WENN.com image.

Despite a barrage of attacks from British, European and U.S. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) groups, the Rolling Stones will perform their planned concert in Jerusalem on Israel’s Independence Day, Monday, April 15.

“We’ve been slammed and smacked and twittered a lot by the anti-Israeli side,” said Mick Jagger, the band’s leader and most recognizable member since 1963. “All I can say is: anything worth doing is worth overdoing. So we decided to add a concert on Tuesday.”

Needless to say, tickets to both concerts, Monday night in Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem and Tuesday night in Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, have been sold out even as Jagger was speaking.

“This is a huge mistake for the Stones,” declared BDS proponent Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb. “They stand to lose a lot of money as a result of showing solidarity with Zionism, because their most devoted fans also support boycotting Israel.”

“I don’t really count myself as a very sophisticated businessperson,” Jagger responded when asked if the Israel concerts are a bad move business wise. “I’m a creative artist. All I know from business I’ve picked up along the way.”

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will all arrive in Jerusalem on Thursday, ahead of their opening concert, to meet President Shimon Peres who says he’s been a stoner for ages.

“When ‘Get Off of My Cloud’ came out, Dayan brought me the single from London,” Peres told Haaretz. “We played it for hours in the office until Paula Ben Gurion threatened to throw us out.”

David Ben Gurion’s wife, Paula, was a Kinks fan.

This has been a Purim prank…

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

58 Responses to “Defying Boycotts, Jagger, Stones, to Honor Israel’s 65th Birthday”

  1. The biggest gag her is calling Gottlieb "Rabbi".

  2. Louise Bigbee says:

    Way to go Rolling Stones,, I two stand for Israel,

  3. Alan Kardon says:

    Boycott Lynn Gottlieb and her followers.

  4. Pete DeMondo says:

    They had to quote a FAKE Rabbi! HA HA, They might as well have quoted Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, leader of Iran.

  5. Christian Elles says:

    Good going Rolling Stones!

  6. Pete DeMondo says:

    It is nice to see a pop band do something that pisses off the communist/socialist dopers.

  7. Jed Dunkin says:

    What I would like to know is where did this Gottlieb get her facts that most of the Rolling Stones fans are anti Israel, can she she prove that?

  8. Alan Kardon says:

    Read the last line,
    This has been a Purim prank…

  9. Rob Kabakoff says:

    Let's spend the night together…

  10. Laco Tomko says:

    Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will all arrive in Jerusalem on Thursday, ahead of their opening concert, to meet President Shimon Peres who says he’s been a stoner for ages.

  11. They are definately not painting it black! Looking old but still great!

  12. Rob Kabakoff says:

    As far as rock'n roll, there's the Rolling Stones and then there's everyone else.

  13. Shelley Squires says:

    I'm proud to say I've always been a fan of the Rolling Stones and now I'm an even bigger fan!

  14. Gail Nelson says:

    The only way Israel can get the Stones, is by a prank.

  15. Rob Kabakoff says:

    May be. So why not have the "Palestinian" Arabs give it a try? I'm sure the Mick would love a tour of Gaza, Damascus or Cairo about now. Maybe even Mecca, Beirut, Baghdad or Tripoli.. what ya thinkin'? Sound like fun?

  16. SHIMON PERES IS A 'STONER'?! YOU MUST MEAN 'A FAN OF THE ROLLING STONES BAND', BECAUSE WHERE I AM FROM THAT'S CALLING SOMEONE A-DOPER- (dope addict) BRING YOURSELF MORE -UP TO DATE- ON SLANG; OK.?

  17. I JUST REALIZED THAT THE STATE OF ISRAEL IS ONLY 3 YEARS PLDER THAN I. M FATHER FOUGHT IN WWII; AND SO WHEN HE CAME BACK FROM THE WAR; MY SISTER AND I , THEN MY YOUNGER BROTHER WERE BORN. THAT IS WHEN THE WAR ACTUALLY AFFECTED OUR FAMILY.(OR THAT I KNEW IT AFFECTED OUR FAMILY)

  18. Justin Ubert says:

    This has been a Purim prank…

    This was at the bottom of the article. Presumably this is an Israeli version of "The Onion" and is a joke…

  19. Lynn Gottlieb is an idiot and coward! Yasher Koach to the Rolling Stones. I am proud to be one of their fans and proud of their stand again those who would destroy peace.

  20. Looks like the joke is on you.

  21. go on with the concert, I support the concert! ( Ruby Tuesday, Satisfaction).

  22. Lara Davis-Semenoff says:

    Didn't think I could like the Stones anymore than I did. But now I know it is possible. Good for them for not caving in. Awesome.

  23. Lara Davis-Semenoff says:

    Didn't think I could like the Stones anymore than I did. But now I know it is possible. Good for them for not caving in. Awesome.

  24. Matthias Hinrichsen says:

    Is that article a fake or true?

  25. Matthias Hinrichsen says:

    Is that article a fake or true?

  26. Bill Shelton says:

    I love these guys. They are Stand-Up fellas. My respect for them has multiplied once again.

  27. "This has been a Purim prank…".

    It is this column a joke/hoax? Apparently the whole column is a joke!

  28. Paula Kate Meserole says:

    I stand with and for Israel….always have and always will.

  29. Paula Kate Meserole says:

    Way to go Rolling Stones! Way to go!

  30. GOOD FOR THE STONES…SOLIDARITY WITH ISRAEL!

  31. The Stones are really in Israel to get longevity therapy for another 100 years.

  32. זאת ממש בדיחה רעה……

  33. Cassie Phillips says:

    Purim is a time for practical jokes.

  34. What a mean prank…Sincerely, a Stones fan.

  35. lo sto leggendo anche io in questo momento !!!!

  36. Les Le Gear says:

    And don't forget the islamofascists.

  37. Manu Caya says:

    nazislamists lost… way to go Rolling Stones! I'm going to buy their whole albums right now…

  38. Love Israel Love Jagger Love Stones xxxx

  39. Love Israel Love Jagger Love Stones xxxx

  40. This really sounded believable until the last two paragraphs. But I should have known this was a prank. The notion that the Rolling Stones or any other performers would be that principled is naive to believe. I also should have known based on the obvious photoshopped Israeli symbol placed in the picture.

  41. Heshy Rosenwasser says:

    STOP TAKING THIS AT FACE VALUE, PEOPLE. IT WAS A PURIM PRANK. READ THE LAST LINE.

  42. Joshua Namm says:

    Purim Spiel!

  43. Joshua Namm says:

    Purim Shpiel!

  44. MICK JAGGER IN ISRAEL…THANKS…NO ESPERARIAMOS MENOS DE TI…LOS JUDIOS SOMOS COMO TU ROLLING STONES…HASTA QUE VOLVIMOS A LA TIERRA QUE EL NOS DIO…

  45. John Wilde says:

    I have made fun of the Stones in the past….But I stand with you now!

  46. John Wilde says:

    I have made fun of the Stones in the past….But I stand with you now!

  47. John Wilde says:

    I have made fun of the Stones in the past….But I stand with you now!

  48. David Blauer says:

    It's a Hoax people! The photoshopping of the menorah banner is particularly crude.

  49. Opher Aviran says:

    Great Artists and Performers celebrate Israel's 65 Independence. Bravo!

  50. Jimmy Z Zulz says:

    I believe the article may be true, but the photo is entirely faked.

  51. &^*%#@&^%^&!%&^ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. I was already preparing my trip to Israel !!!!!! uffffffffff … :D :D D !!!!

  53. Alan Collins says:

    Good going lads..bringing "Satisfaction" to a lot of people.

  54. Thank God for The Rolling Stones! I stand for Israel too!

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
The three salesmen -Netanyahu, Ya'alon and Gantz
Netanyahu Tries to Sell Bill of Goods that Israel Won Goals in the War
Latest Special-features Stories
The three salesmen -Netanyahu, Ya'alon and Gantz

Has Netanyahu ever heard of Lincoln’s phrase, “You cannot fool all of the people all of the time?”

Engineering Corp soldier looking down a Palestinian-dug tunnel.

Hamas recently indicated to international press that it would continue building up its underground network while restocking arsenal, rockets and other weaponry

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman

Israel’s political landscape awoke Wednesday to the latest ceasefire with a sharp round of criticism for Prime Minister Netanyahu, and jostling for position amongst senior politicians who have begun to smell the aroma of early elections, possibly in the first half of 2015.

Gaza may have been turned upside down, but at least Hamas managed to kill a few Jews.

Nearly 90 percent of Gaza residents support attacks on Israel, say rockets help ‘deterrence’

Chaim Yellin: We don’t want government support. We need quiet in the morning.

Former US Middle East envoy Martin Indyk warns Israel’s self-defense in Gaza has increased tensions with Washington – again.

The majority of the reactions are against the truce, and all voiced skepticism about its viability.

Released for Publication: The IDF has released the names of the 2 killed by Hamas mortars yesterday…

Simon Wiesenthal Center called on US to denounce the rigged UNHRC Commission on Gaza.

Neither side achieved its stated goal: the Gaza blockade will not be lifted and Hamas will not be disarmed.

“The time has come for us to say, that our true war is not aimed at opening the border crossings. Our true war is aimed at the liberation of Jerusalem, Allah willing.”

One of the seriously wounded people from the Hamas rocket attack on the Eshkol region has died…

Hamas and other Gazan terrorists fired 4,594 rockets and mortars at Israel…

“We are in vital need of men aged 18-60 who are willing to donate platelets.”

“The posts went forth in haste by the king’s commandment, and the decree was given out in Shushan…but the city…was perplexed.” – Book of Esther

If you can’t kill an Israeli, you can always kill your fellow Gazan.

More Articles from Yori Yanover
rain ATM

A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/special-features/purim/defying-boycotts-jagger-stones-to-honor-israels-65th-birthday/2013/02/24/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: