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U.S. State Dept denies visa for Israeli singer who once wrote anti-Obama song

Invited to perform at the UN for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israeli singer Amir Benayoun was only singer denied entry visa to the U.S.

By Israel Today Staff


Popular Israeli singer Amir Benayoun has been denied a visa to travel to the United States where he was scheduled to perform at the United Nations on January 27 to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The US Embassy in Israel stated that it was unconvinced that Benayoun intended to return to the Jewish state following his performance.

But two other Israeli singers slated to perform at the somber event–Miri Mesika and David D’Or–obtained visas without incident. Continue Reading »