U2 lead singer Bono is on a personal visit to Israel.
The Irish singer, whose given name is Paul David Hewson, was seen at a restaurant and bar in Jaffa port with friends, surrounded by tight security.
U2 last performed in Israel in 1997; Bono reportedly does not have any current plans to perform in Israel.
Bono, who is also a human rights activist, announced in February, 2010, that the band would play in Israel the following summer, but it was never arranged, following an outcry from pro-Palestinian groups that urged him to boycott the Jewish state. He had turned down an invitation to play in Israel two years before that.
This story "U2's Bono Makes Surprise Trip to Israel" was written by JTA.