Israeli singers David Broza and Mira Awad performed Thursday at a concert organized by the US Embassy in Israel “to promote harmony for humanity through music.”
The concert was held in memory of Jewish American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was murdered by al-Qaeda terrorists in Pakistan in 2002. The Jerusalem YMCA’s Youth Chorus, which brings together Palestinian and Israeli singers, also took part in the show.
Deputy Chief of Mission William Grant said in a statement that the concert “reminds us of the risks that journalists all over the world take to report the truth.”
Pearl, 38, was the South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal when he was abducted in Karachi on January 23, 2002, while researching a story about Islamist militants.
A graphic video showing his decapitation was delivered to the US consulate in the city nearly a month later, in which his captors made a point of his Jewishness before killing him.
AFP contributed to this report.