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Neil Young donates to joint Arab-Jewish music programs

You’ve already heard that Neil Young canceled his Tel Aviv concert slated for July 17 due to the deteriorating security situation.

“It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we must cancel our one and only Israeli concert due to tensions which have rendered the event unsafe at this time. We’ll miss the opportunity to play for our fans and look forward to playing in Israel and Palestine in peace,” a spokesperson said.

But you probably haven’t heard that Young will be making a donation in lieu of the concert that he hopes will help peacemaking efforts between Israelis and Palestinians.

“I will be making donations to both the Louise Tillie Alpert Youth Music Centre of Israel, and Heartbeat, two organizations that teach music to Palestinian and Israeli youth simultaneously by enabling them to play music together.”

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