American singer brushes off pressure not to perform in Israel, says will arrive in Holy Land earlier than planned
American singer Missy Elliott has been under a great amount of pressure recently to cancel her upcoming Israel concert, which is scheduled to take place this Thursday at Tel Aviv’s Exhibition Park.
Elliott has been receiving messages from anti-Israel elements, who say they expect her “not to legitimize Israel’s different activities” with her concert.
Nonetheless, the singer has informed the show’s producer, Shuki Weiss, that she has not plans to cave into the pressure and will perform in Israel as planned.
Moreover, Elliott has announced that she will arrive in Israel one day earlier than planned in order to tour the country together with her entourage, which includes 30 dancers and crew members. The highlight of the visit is said to be the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
VISIT-TLV application aimed at boosting city’s international, domestic, tourism
The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Association for Tourism decided it was about time the city stepped up its marketing efforts, reached the crowds and become way more appealing to the younger audience. So they launched the first Israeli touristic iPhone app, the VISIT-TLV application, to boost the city’s international, as well as domestic, tourism.
The new iPhone travel guide provides the users with images, descriptions and whereabouts of the city’s most popular attractions, including restaurants, pubs, cafes, museums, parks, walking routes (for the energetic types), sightseeing tours and hotels with a special emphasis on nightlife – after all Tel Aviv is the city that never sleeps.
The guide highlights the very best Tel Aviv has to offer. It helps travelers and tourists taste what the city is all about, while allowing them to contact any venue by phone and get directions via Google maps.
Moreover, the application allows the user to share details or thoughts about any venue by email or by Facebook.
The guide also provides weekly updates regarding what’s going on in Tel Aviv, showing current events such as festivals, street parties, exhibitions, special happenings and more. It is especially great in the summer time, when there is a lot going on.
The application is available for download for free – just visit the iTunes store.