Jethro Tull Commits Concert Proceeds To Groups Pronounced Fit for Peace



London and Jerusalem: Ian Anderson, known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, has announced that the net income from his 3-concert tour of Israel will be donated to human rights and coexistence causes.

The donations will be made to the New Israel Fund’s operating arm Shatil and the Polyphony Foundation. Ian Anderson donation to Shatil is in the context of the recently passed controversial Nation State Law and his support for human rights and women’s rights as a prerequisite for peace.

 The Polyphony Foundation bridges the divide between Arab and Jewish communities in Israel through classical music. Anderson believes this will “provide hope for a young generation in allowing them to demonstrate the values of living and working together in peaceful harmony.”

 The concerts in Israel begin tonight in Haifa which is followed by Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. It is part of the Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour.

 Adam Ognall, Chief Executive of New Israel Fund UK said:

Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull make a profound statement of support for our work and the values of democracy and equality. Their actions stand in contrast to those artists more concerned with posturing that helping contribute to lasting solutions that benefit Israelis and Palestinians alike.

For further information or interviews please contact:

New Israel Fund: Adam Ognall, +44 2077242266 /

Details of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull’s donations can be found at

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