This Is the Israel We Will Never Show You on the News

The tens of thousands who flocked to the reunion concert of Kaveret, Israel’s favorite rock band of all time, were there for one reason only: love of Israel, but not of the kind you may have been led to think.

It started simply enough. I went with my loved ones to a band shell in the park. The usual arena rock stuff was there, the loudspeakers the size of city buses, the phalanx of video screens.