Ariel Zilber at a rock ball - "Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel" / Photo: Niv Aharonson, Editing: Nir Chen
In recent days, more than a million shekels have been raised for the murderer of the Dawabsheh family, Amiram Ben Uliel, in a campaign promoted by MK Limor Sun Har Melech (Otzma Yehudit). Among the many donors to the campaign is the name of musician Ariel Zilber.
In a show next month, Zilber is expected to hold a festive 80th birthday show in which he will host Shalom Hanoch, Aviv Geffen and Arkady Duchin. Former journalist and musician Noy Alush poked fun at Aviv Geffen when he tweeted: "Usually Aviv Geffen is quick to react quite quickly to what happens in the news. Waiting for his update on hosting Ariel Zilber. Let him stay, let him not host, his decision. But intriguing."
Ariel Zilber/Niv Aharonson
Former Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Culture, Guy Gutman, wrote that in light of Zilber's donation, he is not interested in attending his performance at the Hall of Culture next month. "Love Ariel Zilber's music. After that, he can no longer separate his genius from his insane extremes. In short, for those who don't mind it, I have two tickets to an 80th birthday concert at the Heichal HaTarbut on October 25."
Another user wrote that he liked Zilber's music, but decided to give up. "I wanted to go to his show. I am aware of the upheaval he has undergone and his overlapping opinions. I thought I could restrain myself from it, but not anymore." Others added: "You can't go to a show like this," "You can't support him as a person anymore."
Another wrote: "It is with great regret that I must say that after seriously considering going to Ariel Zilber's 80th birthday concert, in which Shalom Hanoch, Aviv Geffen and Arkady Duchin were scheduled to participate, despite my strong opposition to Zilber's political doctrine - now I will no longer be able to, because it would be like financing the despicable murderer Ben-Uliel. I will consider demonstrating there at the Hall of Culture on October 25, and I appeal here to those esteemed artists to reconsider their participation."
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