Exclusive: Leonard Cohen to perform in West Bank as well as Israel
Decision comes after pro-Palestinian activists attempted to dissuade the singer from performing in Israel.
International music legend Leonard Cohen will perform in the West Bank city of Ramallah two days after his upcoming performance in Israel, Haaretz has learned.
The concert in Ramallah is set to be held on September 26, in the Palestinian city's Cultural Palace; about 1,000 fans are expected to attend.
Cohen's decision came after pro-Palestinian activists attempted to dissuade the singer from performing in Israel.
The activists had urged supporters to "apply pressure during his tour by local groups along his path," in an appeal circulated on various pro-Palestinian mailing lists.
The sponsor of Cohen's concert in Israel, Discount Bank, confirmed the event on Wednesday; it is scheduled to take place at Ramat Gan Stadium on September 24.
The announcement put an end to the persistent rumors circulating in the past few months that the Canadian singer-songwriter's visit would be cancelled.