From the funeral of Yonathan Gefen in Nahalel, where his children Shira, Aviv and Natasha performed the song "The 16th Lamb, Good Night" in his memory (stills: Reuven Castro, video: Yotam Ronen)
The musician Aviv Gefen announced (Sunday) that he will perform the day after tomorrow, the eve of Independence Day - during the vigil for his father Yonatan Gefen who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76. In a message on his behalf it was stated: "In these complex days, Aviv feels the need to perform as planned at the independence events together with the band and all the teams that accompany him all these years. In this complex period, Aviv feels the need to unite the people through music on stages that symbolize the rise of the state and his love for our country."
Gefen is expected to appear on three stages on the eve of Independence Day - in Rishon Lezion, in Kiryat Gat and in Tel Aviv.
It was also reported that Aviv will hold his rock ball as planned in Yarakon Park.
Earlier, Knesset member Tali Gottlieb (Likud) said in an interview to the "Kol Brama" radio station that the writer and poet Yonatan Gefen does not represent the State of Israel.
"He said about Netanyahu that the wrong brother died in the context of Yoni Netanyahu, the hero who fell in the Entebbe operation. Should I eulogize someone who wrote terrible columns about the right and religious people?" she wondered.
The interviewers answered her: "But from the point of view of the left, he represents the beautiful State of Israel."
In response, she replied: "In my eyes, he represented drinking, drugs, burglaries and bohemianism."
Aviv Gefen responded to Gottlieb on Twitter: "And a huge thank you to Tali Gottlieb who gave a new dimension to the concept of 'nihum abelim'".