Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Paul McCartney Faces Possible Death For Concert

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Paul McCartney is heading to Israel – and putting his life in serious danger.

This Thursday (Sep. 25), Macca is set to perform his first concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 43 years after being banned from the country back in his Beatles days.

The rock legend is facing frightening death threats from Muslim fundamentalists who are said to be planning suicide bombings and riots for the event.

According to Israel expert and author Alan B. Katz, extremists want to use McCartney’s high profile to deal a serious blow to the Israeli economy and credibility.

He explains, “There’s nothing worse that can happen to Israel than having McCartney get injured. It would indicate that they can’t protect its visitors.”

The Israeli government fears the impact it will have on tourism, a main source of the country’s income, so officials are strategizing to keep McCartney safe.

It’s said he may perform within a plexiglass box, though Katz says it “wouldn’t look good” on McCartney’s part.

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