Grammy award-winning singer Macy Gray ended her Tel Aviv concert Saturday night with a special gesture of goodwill to her Israeli fans, donating a $25,000 first response motorcycle to the charity organization “United Hatzalah”.
The motorcycle includes a life-support system and state-of-the-art first aid equipment, and was presented by Gray to three volunteers from the organization who joined her on stage at the end of the concert.
When presenting the motorcycle, Gray said it was meant “to save the lives of Jews, Christians, and Muslims” in Israel, without any differentiation of religion.
Gray made the decision to pay her third visit to Israel after she was pressured to join artistic boycotts against the country. Gray decided to leave the issue up to her fans, and asked them to comment on a Facebook page on whether or not she should perform in Israel.
American actress takes time off from court hearings to comment on situation in Middle East. ‘I pray Egypt sets the trend for its neighbors to create peace with Israel and the entire region,’ she tweets
Did you think Lindsay Lohan only had time for shopping, stealing and consuming hazardous substances?
Well, we’ve got news for you: Although the American actress has been spending most of her days in court recently, she still found a few minutes to comment on the situation in the Middle East, and it even turns out that she’s on Israel’s side.
“Congratulations to the people of Egypt,” Lohan wrote in her Twitter page on Saturday. “Your voices were heard and you proved that peaceful demonstrations are possible and effective.”
But she did not settle for just one tweet, and went on to express her hopes for the future of the Middle East: “I pray Egypt maintains it’s treaty with Israel and sets the trend for its neighbors to create peace with Israel and the entire region.”
(Video) Hasidic reggae musician teams up with NU Campaign in support of Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, to highlight their work following last year’s devastating earthquake. ‘It’s about human beings helping other humans,’ he says
VIDEO - Grammy Award Winner Matisyahu has teamed up withIsrael Awareness Brand NU Campaign in support of the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma (“ICTP”), highlighting their ongoing work in Haiti, following last year’s devastating earthquake.
In a video clip launched by NU Campaign, Matisyahu explains his motivation to support ICTP: “It’s not about Jewish or non-Jewish or where you are from. It’s about human beings helping other humans.”
In the wake of the 250,000 deaths and a dire humanitarian situation, Professor Danny Brom, Director of ICTP, and other staff flew into Haiti, working with parents and teachers, teaching them coping and resilience skills and providing support to the volunteers.
They are now in the process of launching a three-year therapy program within the Haitian education system.
In the past ICTP sent teams to Sri Lanka in the wake of the Tsunami and the USA in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
NU Campaign Co-Directors David Kramer and Michael Lawrence teamed up with musicians, authors, non-profit organizations to promote the work Israelis do at home and abroad. Proving trendy and popular to a range of populations across the globe, NU Campaign is fast becoming one of Israel’s most unique and innovative social action platforms.
“Here at the NU Campaign we aim to inspire people worldwide to support Israeli causes through fashion, art and pop-culture”, explains David Kramer. “Israel has become a global leader in social innovation and activism and we believe that is something to be proud of and take part in.”
Promoting and selling Matisyahu’s “Text Tee” shirt through theirwebsite, NU Campaign contributes a significant portion of sales to ICTP.