Alanis Morissette performs in Tel Aviv

Alanis Morissette defied boycott campaigners and took to the stage in Israel last night.

The Canadian star, who has won seven Grammy awards in her career, was urged not to keep the Israel concert as part of her international tour, in protest against the political situation.

But the sold-out show at the Nokia Theatre went ahead, with a delighted audience cheering the singer as she wrapped up the global tour.

The "Ironic" singer arrived in Israel a few days earlier with her husband and son in tow, in order to spend time at tourist sites including the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

She last performed in Israel 12 years ago, an experience she recently described as "a great timeā€¦ professionally, spiritually and emotionally".

Last updated: 1:25pm, December 4 2012