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Red Hot Chili Peppers Jet Into Israel

The Red Hot Chili Peppers arrived in Israel ahead of their first concert ever in the country.

The band landed in Israel on a private jet from Istanbul and traveled directly to the Western Wall, according to reports.

They are scheduled to perform in front of tens of thousands of ticket holders on Monday night at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv.

The band cancelled a scheduled performance in 2001 at the last minute due to the second Palestinian intifada.

Israel is the last stop on the band’s European tour; it will begin its U.S. tour in two weeks.

A Lebanese rock band cancelled as the opening act for the band last week in Beirut, in protest of its concert in Israel, according to the Times of Israel. Several Facebook pages have also called for the band to boycott Israel.

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