Hanan Yuval and Dodi Amsalem (photo - Sagi Ben Nun)
After the storm that arose after Hanan Yuval canceled his appearance in the Knesset in protest of the "rudeness" of some members of the Knesset, this evening the veteran musician is the guest of Kobi Peretz's appearance at the Gray Club in Modi'in, as first published in Walla!
The two are expected to jointly perform on stage the songs "May the sun pass over me" composed by Yuval, "How much love" by Kobi Peretz, and Yuval alone performed his hit "If this song sounds familiar to you".
Surprisingly, Minister Dodi Amsalem, whose harsh criticism of Yuval is what ultimately led to the connection between the two singers, came to watch the performance.
He shook hands with Yuval, who told the minister backstage: "After you said what you said, I closed the cash register."
The Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Mai Golan, also came to watch the performance.
Hanan Yuval and Kobi Peretz before Peretz's performance where he hosted Yuval, Gray Club in Modi'in (Photo: Reuven Castro)
Last month, Hanan Yuval announced that he refuses to appear in the Knesset in protest of the rudeness of some elected officials, naming the names of Almog Cohen, Tali Gottlieb and Galit Distal.
Following this, Minister Dodi Amsalem attacked Yuval, wondering "Who is he?!"
and offered to bring "the wonderful singer and composer Kobi Peretz" in his place.
Peretz, for his part, commented on the sequence of events and the responses he himself received, which he said called him a criminal who should not be invited to the Knesset.
At the same time, he also wondered: "Before prison, did anyone ever invite me to state events? To the Knesset, to the president's house? To memorial events? The most successful singer in Israel, but to perform at a state event? I don't belong there. Why? Because I'm too oriental, too rude, no Blue-eyed and fair-haired, the opposite of the beautiful Israeli. If you will, the opposite of Hanan Yuval. Until now, people like me never had a place in the state days of the State of Israel, because we still live according to racist stereotypes of what is Israeli in your eyes."
"Hanan Yuval is a wonderful singer and one of the most important creators in Israel," Peretz added.
"I regret that he chose to refuse to appear in the Knesset of Israel on the day holy to all of us - the day of remembrance for the martyrs of Israel's systems. In my opinion, no matter how heated the political discussions in the tabernacle are during the rest of the year, with arguments, disputes, shouting and fights, on the day of remembrance we all unite and put all our differences aside. And that There will be no doubt, I am proud of Knesset member Dodi Amsalem, who in my eyes dares to defiantly expose all the injustices of this country. Laugh at him, he is an offensive and disrespectful person, sorry to tell you, this man manages to repeatedly touch all the sensitive points in society and put many out of their peace - why? Because he reveals the truth, and the truth, friends, hurts."
Yuval responded to this by asking to burst over the Facebook pages.
"Dear Kobi, I really appreciate you as a singer, as a creator and as a colleague. I don't know you personally, but I believe that you are a decent and positive person. I want you to know that as long as it depends on me, no one will succeed in a conflict between me and you. No one! I wish Health and success to you and your whole family."
Later, Peretz wrote on his Instagram account: "There will be no conflict between us. In the difficult days we are going through as a nation and state, I am in favor of unity and peace among all Israelis, we are all brothers regardless of the political views of any of us or where our parents came to Israel. Hanan Yuval My dear, I invite you to perform at my upcoming concert, we will sing together and close our hearts."
As first published in Walla!
Tarbut, Yuval accepted the invitation - and tonight they held the performance.