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June 23, 2010 5:54 pm

Elton John: Nobody Will Stop Me Singing in Israel

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Elton John. Photo: Thomas Waleczka.

British star Elton John has vowed to defy calls for a cultural boycott of Israel, telling a crowd at a concert in Ramat Gan that pro-Palestinian campaigners “ain’t gonna stop me from coming here, baby.” John told a cheering audience of 50,000: “That is what we do. We do not cherry-pick our consciences, OK?” Several bands and artists have cancelled performances in Israel, including Elvis Costello and the Pixies.

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