That's How The Light Gets In.
Two years ago, our own Bryan Adams ran into the same sort of difficulties. He'd planned two fundraising concerts for One Voice, in Tel Aviv and in the West Bank city of Jericho, but the Jericho concert had to be called off because of "security" concerns. Pro-boycott activists also threatened to blow up the Palestinian One Voice offices if the Jericho concert went ahead. The Tel Aviv concert was then cancelled by the Israeli planners in solidarity with their Palestinian comrades.
One of the beneficiaries of Cohen's concert is the Parents' Circle, a grassroots organization of bereaved Palestinians and Israelis dedicated to reconciliation as an alternative to hatred and revenge. A fine CBC portrait of the Parents' circle is here. For proper international solidarity, there is also Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine. And there is also surfing.
Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering,
There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
That's how the light gets in. That's how the light gets in.