Sir Paul McCartney joins peace charity

Sir Paul McCartney has followed the success of his first Israeli concert last year by joining the conflict-resolution organisation, OneVoice.

The former Beatle has been added to the honorary board of advisers for the charity, which works with Israelis and Palestinians to promote a two-state solution to the conflict.

During his concert at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park last September, Sir Paul and his band wore OneVoice pin-badges.

He said: “I was impressed by the fact that half the organisation is Palestinian and half is Israeli. Almost 650,000 people have signed up to their manifesto, supporting their steadfast work to bring about a negotiated solution and peace in the region.

“I am, therefore, happy to lend my support in this way to the cause of peace.”

OneVoice’s board includes boxer Muhammad Ali, Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks and actor Danny DeVito.

    Last updated: 5:11pm, March 26 2009