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Michael Bolton makes first visit to Israel

The rock balladeer tells Twitter he’s in Tel Aviv, makes no mention as to why

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

Michael Bolton was known for his long blond locks before he got rid of them in the 1990s (Alterna2/CC BY 2.0)
Michael Bolton was known for his long blond locks before he got rid of them in the 1990s (Alterna2/CC BY 2.0)

Crooner Michael Bolton landed in Israel Monday, according to his Twitter account, but with no hints as to why he’s here.

The singer-songwriter posted a photo of himself in front of the entrance to the terminal of Ben Gurion International Airport, commenting that it’s his first time in Israel and that he was excited to be here, even for a short trip.

The comments on his tweet varied from welcomes and wishes for a good trip to questions as to why Bolton would visit Israel, support an apartheid terrorist entity and fail to support the Boycott Divestment and Sanction movement.

Bolton, known for his tender, heartfelt ballads, didn’t offer any answers, except to ask fans what place is on the top of their travel list.

The songwriter, now 62, is Jewish. His family name was Bolotin, and his grandparents were Russian immigrants.

Bolton changed his name early on in his career, when he was performed in a heavy metal band. He became more successful later on with his songs chronicling love and pain, geared for the easy listening charts.

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