Jon Bon Jovi said at his first-ever concert in Israel that “I’ll come here any time you want.”
In an apparent swipe at the BDS movement, Bon Jovi made the vow at the end of his performance on Saturday night in Tel Aviv before tens of thousands of fans.
“We’re finally here. It took me long enough,” the American rock star said during the concert.
He dedicated a new song, “We Don’t Run,” released during the summer, to Israelis, saying: “This one I think should be the fight song for all of Tel Aviv. It’s called We Don’t Run.”
The concert opened less than an hour after a stabbing attack in Jerusalem left two Jewish-Israeli men dead.
Bon Jovi came under pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, most notably from Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, to cancel the concert.