Singer-songwriter Don McLean ("American Pie," "Vincent"), formerly a resident of Israel, has spoken out today about the recent attack by Hammas on the country.
"It is hard for me to control the emotions I feel for Israel at this time."
"Having lived in Israel, I remember the neighborhoods I now see being bombed. I knew the people who faced this kind of hatred every day and went to a party every night because life is something to celebrate and it is so precious. Being there changed me forever. I have lived in a different way ever since. I was proud to write the song "Jerusalem," for the Mayor of Jerusalem and I sing this song every night during shows. On this earth, Jerusalem is at the center of the atom of life and salvation no matter what might be going on anywhere else on the planet."
– Don McLean