Korem's latest album, titled, "2023," was paid for through the crowdfunding website Headstart.co.il, and one of her contributors was Ilay Shain, a 22-year-old man from the West Bank settlement of Kedumim.
"I really like Aya Korem's music," Shain said. "She tends to keep in touch with fans via email, and after contributing to her project, I offered my parents' home (as the venue) for a concert, and she immediately agreed. She wrote in her blog that she intends to go everywhere in Israel. When I asked her if she'll come to Kedumim, her answer was an immediate, 'Yes.'"
Korem's concert in Kedumim is to take place in about a month. "My music is music for Israelis," she said Tuesday. "All Israelis. I don't believe in settlements or the government's general direction, but just as I'd perform for Israelis in Haifa, Kfar Manda, Paris, or New York, there's no reason why I wouldn't perform in front of Israelis in Kedumim. I don't check the audience's political views at the entrance to my shows, though it knows my own political views well."