‘BDS has ceased to be’! John Cleese and Tom Jones to perform in Israel
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‘BDS has ceased to be’! John Cleese and Tom Jones to perform in Israel

Comedy genius and music legend will play shows in Tel Aviv in September and July respectively

John Cleese and Tom Jones (Source: WIkimedia commons. Authors: Paul Boxley and Raph_PH)
John Cleese and Tom Jones (Source: WIkimedia commons. Authors: Paul Boxley and Raph_PH)

Two British icons of comedy and music are set to perform in Israel in the coming months, defying boycotters who hope to isolate the Jewish state.

Monty Python co-founder John Cleese, 79, announced a Tel Aviv date in September as part of his ‘Last Time to See Me Before I Die’ tour, while Welsh music legend Sir Tom Jones, 78, has said he will perform in Tel Aviv in July.

Fawlty Towers star Cleese, who declined a peerage for political reasons, said he was touring for reasons of “alimony” having had three divorces, the most recent costing him £12 million. His fourth wife, Jennifer, is 31 years his junior.

He will appear on 1 September at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium, in a show billed as stand-up interspersed with clips from Monty Python and Fawlty Towers, while Jones is set to perform in the same city on 3 July.

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