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Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger visit Jerusalem's Western Wall before first ever Israel concert
DailyMail ^ | 5 June 2014 | By Eliza Wilson and Shyam Dodge

Posted on 06/05/2014 2:53:32 PM PDT by dennisw

The Rolling Stones were taking the stage in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, and were extremely excited to perform in Israel for the very first time.

Ahead of the milestone show they decided to travel to Jerusalem where they visited the Western Wall.

While Keith Richards skipped the outing, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were all photographed at the holy spot, also known as the Kotel or Wailing Wall.

Mick, 70, was paying his respects at the sacred site, and was spotted placing a hand on the Wall after following the lead of two men in kippah.

Ronnie, who turned 67 on Sunday, was joined by his wife Sally Humphreys, while Charlie, who celebrated his 73rd birthday on Monday, brought up the rear.

Later that day the band started their concert at Hayarkon Park 45 minutes late, according to Washington Post, in order to give those celebrating the Jewish holiday Shavuot extra time to get there.

The Stones, who are currently taking part in their 14 On Fire world tour, performed some of their best-loved classic hits during the evening.

However fellow rockers Pink Floyd had pleaded with them to cancel their Israel concert.Nick Mason and Roger Waters of the band wrote a letter on Slate last month which read: ‘So, to the bands that intend to play Israel in 2014, we urge you to reconsider.

‘Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid; regardless of your intentions, crossing the picket line provides propaganda that the Israeli government will use in its attempts to whitewash the policies of its unjust and racist regime.’

Justin Timberlake performed in Tel Aviv last week, and he too made the trip to Jerusalem to visit the Western Wall.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: bds; charliewatts; chuckleavell; hayarkonpark; israel; jerusalem; justintimberlake; keithrichards; mickjagger; nickmason; rogerwaters; rollingstones; ronniewood; sallyhumphreys; shavuot; stinkfloyd; westernwall

1 posted on 06/05/2014 2:53:32 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

God bless them.


2 posted on 06/05/2014 2:55:18 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dennisw
Paying his respects: Mick placed a hand against the wall after following suit of another man Paying his respects: Mick placed a hand against the wall after following suit of another man

 

Look at this!: Charlie posed with a cameraman who was following the iconic rock band around

Charlie Watts

 


3 posted on 06/05/2014 2:55:48 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: trisham

“God bless them.”

==

Ditto !

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4 posted on 06/05/2014 2:56:35 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

:)


5 posted on 06/05/2014 2:57:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dennisw

Wonderful! And in you face Pink Fluid! Love Charlie!


6 posted on 06/05/2014 3:01:49 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: dennisw
Gotta hand it to them, not caving to the rants of that raving anti-Semite Roger Waters.

Some Girls are not suckers for those Iranian proxies in Gaza City.

7 posted on 06/05/2014 3:02:22 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: trisham
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Their pianist Chuck Leavell also visited the Western Wall


8 posted on 06/05/2014 3:12:22 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw
Good for them. If y'all want to hear something really good, look up 'The Charlie Watts Big Band'.

It really was a 'big' band, using 30-35 people instead of the normal 20 or so. A young Courtney Pine was one of them.

9 posted on 06/05/2014 3:13:39 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: dennisw

However fellow rockers Pink Floyd had pleaded with them to cancel their Israel concert.Nick Mason and Roger Waters of the band wrote a letter on Slate last month which read: ‘So, to the bands that intend to play Israel in 2014, we urge you to reconsider.

‘Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid; regardless of your intentions, crossing the picket line provides propaganda that the Israeli government will use in its attempts to whitewash the policies of its unjust and racist regime.’


As a classic rock fan, and after seeing Pink Floyd in concert (once) and the Rolling Stones twice, kudos to the Stones.

For Pink Floyd ... you’ve done too much drugs.


10 posted on 06/05/2014 3:17:40 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to ... you don't want to go there, buddy.)
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To: dennisw

Perhaps the death of Mic’s girlfriend got him thinking about his own demise. Either way, glad they made an independent decision.


11 posted on 06/05/2014 3:19:13 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: dennisw
“Charlie Watts”

Probably my favorite guy in all of music. Saved his money, avoided drugs, and regularly makes the English best dressed list. And he understands how things ARE.

He was in his hotel room one night after a concert. Mick Jagger and a large bunch are partying downstairs. Mick calls up to Charlie's room and invites him down. Charlie says he's not interested. Jagger screams into the phone, “I want my f#$^%ing drummer to come down here and have a drink with me.

Charlie gets up, shaves, dresses impeccably, and goes down stairs. When Jagger opens the door, Charlie punches him in the mouth. As Jagger hits the floor he says, “I'm not your F#$%ing drummer, you're my F#$%ing singer. And goes back upstairs.

It's the taking time to shave and dress that just kills me!

12 posted on 06/05/2014 3:20:23 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: dennisw

That’s wonderful. I’m so glad that they are doing this very good thing at this time in their lives. I hope that it makes a difference.


13 posted on 06/05/2014 3:21:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Charlie dabbled a little bit with drugs, especially during the Some Girls sessions, but it was Keith that wised him up, and he’s been clean ever since.


14 posted on 06/05/2014 3:27:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dennisw

Thank you Stones. A very moving place to visit no matter what one’s religious beliefs. As a Catholic, I had the opportunity to visit and pray at the Western Wall and tuck my written prayer into the wall. Every few months, all prayers are removed. They are burned so that the smoke from the prayers can symbolically rise up to heaven.

As to Pink Floyd. Well, I never purchased one of their albums anyway. Sure glad I bought most of the Stones albums.


15 posted on 06/05/2014 3:27:12 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: trisham
That’s wonderful. I’m so glad that they are doing this very good thing at this time in their lives. I hope that it makes a difference.

So will Mick Jagger have the gall to sing "Sympathy for the Devil" in the Holy Land?

For all those cheering the Stones (and in no defense of Roger Waters here), I'd temper my praise until I knew.

FReegards!

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16 posted on 06/05/2014 3:31:36 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Agamemnon

Perhaps you might consider reading the lyrics to that song. It doesn’t present Lucifer in a good light.

It’s ironic.


17 posted on 06/05/2014 3:37:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: OwenKellogg

Dude Pink Floyd is one of the all time best. It saddens me though that all the members are Anti-semetic ass holes.


18 posted on 06/05/2014 3:43:29 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: dennisw

Bttt.


19 posted on 06/05/2014 3:47:53 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: crazydad

Dude Pink Floyd is one of the all time best. It saddens me though that all the members are Anti-semetic ass holes.


Total agreement.


20 posted on 06/05/2014 4:03:46 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to ... you don't want to go there, buddy.)
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To: Perdogg; blam; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

If Keith Richards were to just stroll through the city, it would make all the ancient and medieval structures look much better, sort of spruce up the whole place.

Thanks dennisw.


21 posted on 06/05/2014 4:07:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Wow, that’s great! I’m definitely putting that into the files!


22 posted on 06/05/2014 4:15:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dennisw

Good for them; I give them credit.

It’s not too late for them. Jesus could get His hands on them yet. ;)


23 posted on 06/05/2014 4:36:57 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: crazydad

Mind your language, please; there are ladies present.


24 posted on 06/05/2014 4:44:29 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Perhaps someone could have planted a Palm Tree. I believe it was Keith Richards that fell off a Palm while in vacation. Yet the question still lingers til this day. What the heck was he doing up on a Palm Tree?


25 posted on 06/05/2014 5:39:31 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: dennisw

HOORAY Rolling Stones!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4YlW2ix3zo


26 posted on 06/05/2014 6:01:57 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: trisham
Perhaps you might consider reading the lyrics to that song. It doesn’t present Lucifer in a good light. It’s ironic.

Let's read some of them together, shall we? It seems you have missed the point of the song.

Mick mouths the words of Lucifer celebrating his dubious accomplishments.

"Just call me Lucifer

Cause I'm in need of some restraint

So if you meet me

Have some courtesy

Have some sympathy, and some taste

Use all your well-learned politesse

Or I'll lay your soul to waste...."

Ironic, you say?

Revealing, for sure.

Can you give me one good reason why conservatives generally (and Christians in particular) should be attracted in any way toward a song where Satan pays tribute to himself and the evil for which he is responsible?

FReegards!

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27 posted on 06/05/2014 6:03:13 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Agamemnon

I reckon I always liked it for the background vocal part.

Anyhow, seems to me if he named all these positive things as satan and then associated himself with them or implied he didn’t have anything to do with all the bad things he does name it would be a lot more towards what you are saying I guess, at least for me. “I’m satan, I associate with all these bad things, here are some things that aren’t true (the every cop is a criminal, all sinners are saints, heads and tails are the same thing part) and feel bad for me” is always how I took it, but I’m no scholar about it for sure.

Freegards


28 posted on 06/05/2014 6:33:42 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Agamemnon

That’s an excerpt. We don’t agree. Fine.


29 posted on 06/05/2014 6:45:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Exactly right.


30 posted on 06/05/2014 6:46:04 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Thanks, trisham.

Hope you’re doing well. :)


31 posted on 06/06/2014 5:07:26 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Too funny! I love the Stones.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 7:51:19 AM PDT by midnightcat
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To: trisham; Ransomed
That’s an excerpt. We don’t agree. Fine.

I suppose I could have posted the entire set of lyrics, but you and I already know them well enough.

But you did not answer my question.

Speaking to you, trisham and to you Ransomed, as one Christian speaks to another Christian: can you give me one good reason why you would be attracted to a song that is the taunting embodiment of Satan praising the works of Satan and celebrating historical evils with which he is associated?

Do each of you desire to have peace in your lives?

Contrast this with the scriptural writings of Paul where he advises:

"8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Philippians 4:8&9

FReegards!

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33 posted on 06/06/2014 8:20:06 AM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: dennisw
Justin Timberlake performed in Tel Aviv last week, and he too made the trip to Jerusalem to visit the Western Wall.

Good for Justin

Hallelujah...

34 posted on 06/06/2014 8:32:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (https://www.projectveritas.com/home/)
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To: Agamemnon

“...can you give me one good reason why you would be attracted to a song that is the taunting embodiment of Satan praising the works of Satan and celebrating historical evils with which he is associated?”

Like I said, I like the backing vocals.

As for the rest, if anyone is liking it because they are into all the bad stuff he names and is associated with, I guess I wouldn’t know what to say, besides thinking that person must be a mouth breather. Same if they think every cop is indeed a criminal, all the sinners are indeed saints, and heads is the same as tails. Guess I’m not seeing the problem. I mean, if someone reads the Screwtape letters and thinks it is awesome because it is a really good manual on how to get a Christian to fall written from a devil’s perspective and they think that’s a really good thing I reckon they are beyond my comprehension.

Seems to me if he named all these positive things as satan and then associated himself with them or implied he didn’t have anything to do with all the bad things he does name it would be a lot more towards what you are saying I guess, at least for me.

FReegards


35 posted on 06/06/2014 9:44:07 AM PDT by Ransomed
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