At a press conference in Tel Aviv, the 71-year-old rock legend denied he had ever thought to cancel his Israel trip despite reports a week ago claiming otherwise, Israel Radio said.
"The fact that I am here proves the point," he told reporters. Burdon took advantage of the press conference to praise the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington, saying while he believes and dreams for peace, "we live in a world that also knows war."
The Israeli rock band Tislam, which will perform with Burdon Thursday, also attended the press conference.
A week ago, Tislam said Burdon's manager had said the singer was canceling the show in Israel because of threats.
At the time a statement released by Burdon's manager said: "We are under increasing pressure, including many threatening emails that we are receiving on a daily basis. I wouldn't want to put Eric in any danger."
Burdon is known for songs such as "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
Turkey considering to use pistachios to heat country’s first eco-city
Easer Egg Roll brings thousands to White House