JERUSALEM (JTA) — Paul McCartney joined a peace group working to bring together moderates from the Israeli and Palestinian camps.
The former Beatle was named an honorary member of the international board of advisers of the OneVoice Movement.
MCartney met with representatives of the group for the first time last September during a visit to Israel to perform a concert in Tel Aviv.
"Having met representatives of the association OneVoice, I was impressed, first of all, by the fact that half of the organization is Palestinian and half is Israeli," he said Monday. "They told me that the vast majority of people in both societies are moderates and simply want a better life for their families and themselves. This gave me great hope that one day, people like them will help to bring about a peaceful resolution to the troubles in the area. I am, therefore, happy to lend my support in this way to the cause of peace."
The international board of advisers includes other celebrities such as Danny DeVito and Jason Alexander, as well as international dignitaries and political figures such as Dennis Ross.