43 years after being banned from Israel, the Beatles' remaining members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have been invited back to The Holy Landl! The year was 1965 and the Fab 5 were set to play a gig in the Holy Land when government officials refused to let them play out of fear that they would corrupt Israeli youth. (Wonder what they would have thought about Britney Spears and Amy Whinehouse back then!)
The Israeli ambassador to London, Ron Prosor, has reportedly sent letters to the remaining Beatles and their widows saying "We should like to take this opportunity to correct the historic omission which to our great regret occurred in 1965, when you were invited to Israel"... "We should like to see you sing in Israel."
Well, better late than never. Read more here.