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October 7, 2016 4:04 pm

Netanyahu Responds to News of Bruce Springsteen’s Interest in Visiting Israel: ‘Hey Boss, We Are Waiting for You’

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Famed rocker Bruce Springsteen. Photo:Wikipedia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter on Thursday to encourage American singer Bruce Springsteen to visit Israel after reports that the artist had expressed a desire to perform in the Jewish state.

“I really need to play there [Israel],” the superstar rocker reportedly told a fan from Jerusalem. To which the Prime Minister responded: “Hey Boss, I agree. We are waiting for you.”

The fan, Amy Kalman, had flown into New Jersey for a day to attend a book signing for the singer’s new autobiography, “Born to Run.” The mother-of-four joined a line of 2,000 people who came to purchase pre-signed copies of the book and pose for photos with the 67-year-old singer. During that brief moment, Kalman asked Springsteen if he would perform in Israel.

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Speaking with The Times of Israel, Kalman said, “I’d been thinking on the plane about, how could I say to him, ‘Nu, play in Israel already.’ But I didn’t get to say any of that because he immediately said, ‘I really need to play there.’ And I said, ‘Yes, you really do!’”

Kalman added that when she told Springsteen that she had flown in just to see him, he said, “Well, that gets a hug.”

Springsteen recently completed a world tour, with dates across the US and Europe, centered on the 35th anniversary of the release of his album “The River.”

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  • Hard Little Machine

    He will of course cancel then make a huge deal out of that

  • ElmoGlick

    There’s the story of Springsteen’s early crush on his Israeli violinist, Suki Lahav. Maybe he’s never gotten over her.

  • watsa46

    U should all know that, apparently he was ASKED by a friend of his to come. It never downed on him to go to IL! A typical liberal Jew!!! Bibi U don’t need “this kind of Jew”!

  • rimmshot

    Go Boss go!