The conflict in Gaza and insurance challenges have made for a cruel summer for promoters. Neil Young and Backstreet Boys have postponed shows - are Gaga and Lana next?

"This looked like it was going to be one of the best summers in Israel's history when it came to international acts, but now it's quite grim," says Carmi D. Wurtman, the CEO of 2b Vibes, a hybrid music company that has produced more than 100 festivals and concerts in the last 10 years.

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