Gray. Believes in the power of music
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Macy Gray: I'll perform in Tel Aviv

American singer meets with Israel's consul in LA, apologizes for remarks made on her Facebook page

Israel's Consul-General in Los Angeles Jacob Dayan met last week with American R&B and soul singer Macy Gray at the Israeli Consulate offices in the city.


The meeting was initiated by Dayan after the singer asked her Facebook fans to help her decide whether to hold her Tel Aviv concert as planned on February 10 because of "the disgusting things the Israeli government is doing to the Palestinians".


Gray, who has performed in Israel three times before, said it was the first time she had faced demands to boycott the Jewish state.


During the meeting with the consul-general, she apologized for her remarks and said she loved Israel.


Gray said in a special statement issued Wednesday, "I am choosing to perform in Tel Aviv because I believe in the power of music. I believe that it brings people together, and offers magic and escape and laughter and the opportunity to feel good and dance."


Raz Shechnik contributed to this report



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