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Pharrell Williams ‘Excited’ for Tel Aviv Show as Bar Refaeli Welcomes Pop Superstar to Her ‘Home Country’

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Pharrell Williams will perform in Israel on July 21. Photo: Twitter.

Pharrell Williams will perform in Israel on July 21. Photo: Twitter.

Shortly after pop superstar Pharrell Williams told fans he was “excited” about his upcoming performance in Israel, Israeli model Bar Rafaeli extended a warm welcome to the Happy singer.

“So excited about Tel Aviv. It’s gonna be so much fun,” Williams said in a video message, which was re-posted on Facebook on Tuesday by Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), an entertainment industry advocacy organization. The singer and producer added, “See you at the show.”

On Wednesday, Rafaeli, who posed with Williams in 2008 for the fashion magazine Glamour, posted on Instagram a photo of her with the singer and captioned the shot, “Finally! @Pharrell is coming to my home country. Can’t wait to see you.”

Williams is scheduled to perform on July 21 at Live Park in Rishon LeZion. He joins a series of performers confirmed to play in Israel this summer, including Carlos Santana, Avicii, Joss Stone, Bruce Springsteen and Sia.

CCFP noted that Williams refused to succumb to pressure from supporters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in South Africa last September when they threatened to disrupt his Cape Town concert over his partnership with the retail group Woolworths, which imports produce from Israel.

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