Black Eyed Peas’ Zionist Message

The “Black Eyed Peas” provided the “feel good” concert of the summer so far. The group has won many fans around the world – and in Israel – for its innovative and culturally-aware brand of music. During the “Peas” concert in Jaffa, bandmembers described how they became great fans of Israel. “We’ve been here for five days,” vocalist-rapper Will.I.Am told the crowd. “And that’s been the best five days of our lives. Check this out,” he went on, ticking off the ways he found himself loving the country, from the landscape to the tight-knit character of family life, to “the most beautifullest women on the planet.” BEP even spoke about the possibility of moving to Israel. “Y’see, I brought my mom and my grandma. You know, we’re Christian, but I think I’m gonna convert to Judaism …” The gushing praise of everything Israeli came from individuals who, like most people in America, see Israel only through the images of war broadcast on the news back home. Will.I.Am said, “All we hear about you on TV is bad news. This is the first time I’m here and it looks to me like the most beautiful land on earth.”

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