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Neil Young concert cancelled due to Gaza conflict

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JERUSALEM — The Neil Young concert scheduled for Tel Aviv has been cancelled due to the continuing rocket fire on Israel.

The July 17 performance by Neil Young and Crazy Horse at Yarkon Park was cancelled Sunday, according  to the Shuki Weiss production company, due to “missile attacks in recent days and the fear for the audience’s safety at an event with so many participants.”

It would have been Young’s second performance in Israel. Tthe first was in 1995.

Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters on Thursday released a letter  that he wrote to Young in January urging him not to sign a contract to play the Tel Aviv concert. Young reportedly did not respond to the letter.

Meanwhile, Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder on Friday denounced Israel in an expletive-laden tirade  during a concert in England.

“I swear to f***ing god, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill,” Vedder said. “They’re looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn’t belong to them.

“They should get the f*** out, and mind their own f***ing business. We don’t want to give them our money. We don’t want to give them our taxes to drop bombs on children.”

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