Concerts resume in Israel

Concerts resume in Israel


norman lebrecht

February 25, 2021

The authorities have permitted the resumption of concerts in a country where more than half of the population has been vaccinated.

Israelis may now attend concerts with a ‘green’ Covid passport.

Attendances are limited to 300 people indoors, 5,000 in the open air, under the latest rules.

Tonight, however, there are new restrictions for the festival of Purim.


  • Pablo says:

    Side note: concerts are still going on in some European countries, like Spain.


  • Greg Bottini says:

    I very much like the idea of a COVID passport for those who have been given “the jab”, as the Brits say.
    My sister got the vaccine and was given no paperwork at all to take home.
    My wife and I will soon be getting our “jabs”.

    • David Rowe says:

      It is the only sensible way to resume activities such as concerts. Those who decline the vaccine are free to do so, but not to hold back the rest of society from safely reopening.

      • SVM says:

        The only thing holding back society from reopening safely is spineless politicians who have developed myopia (in the sense of failing to see the immense damage caused by lockdowns and blanket restrictions on our liberties). Mandating vaccination to participate in society in one’s own country of residence and/or citizenship is always an unacceptable impingement of privacy and of liberties.

        • John Borstlap says:

          Yes, but unknowingly spreading the virus is an unacceptable impignement of privacy and of liberties as well, since nobody asks you before infection whether you would like to receive the virus or not.

    • Brian Gregson says:

      Fully agreed. Once this system is in place it will be simple to ensure full uptake of the flu vaccine as well as any variant boosters on an ongoing basis. If you’re not willing to think of the immunocompromised concert-goers, you have no place in a concert hall moving forward.

  • Couperin says:

    Dear Vaxxed Israel,

    You’re welcome!


  • henry williams says:

    the trouble is only an audience of 300. will not cover
    the cost. there is no choice it is better than no concert at all.

    • Peter San Diego says:

      It’s a start. And if the data show no virus transmissions associated with a vaccinated audience, then the numbers can be increased. The matter of viral variants is a reason to proceed cautiously.