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When it comes to outbreaks in the Middle East, even Justin Bieber can’t catch a break. His plans on a visit to Israel for his “My World 2.0” tour started with prayer and the prime minister... only to be ruined with politics and paparazzi.
Israeli headlines are calling this battle, Bieber vs. BiBi-- a common nickname for Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
ABC News has the play-by-play.
“Bieber’s plans to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have fallen through. According to the Prime Minister’s office Mr. Netanyahu hoped to get children who had recently come under siege from rocket fire in Gaza to join him in a photo opp with the teen star. But they say Bieber did not want the kids involved in the meeting. The singer’s rep denies that.”
Bieber’s representative says the meeting with Netanyahu was never noted in his schedule... Saying logistics, rather than politics were to blame. A Daily Mail writer says, either way, Bieber made up for any beef they may have with him.
“At any rate, Bieber had already invited children from the region bordering Gaza to be special guests at his show.”
Also while in Israel, Justin wanted to explore the country. But from the looks of things, it wasn’t easy.
“He mentioned wanting to quote--walk where Jesus did. But, the paps were so pushy that he was forced back into his hotel room. Apparently the photogs were snapping off pics of him inside some sort of holy building which sent the Biebs into a Twitter tirade.”
CelebTV has the tweets from a quote-- “super frustrated” Biebs.
“‘You would think the paparazzi would have some respect in holy places. All I wanted was the chance to walk where Jesus did here in Israel. And then he added, ‘They should be ashamed of themselves. Take pictures of me eating but not in a place of prayer, ridiculous.’ And, ‘People wait their whole lives opportunities like this, why would they want to take that experience away from someone.’ Also, ‘Staying in the hotel for the rest of the week, u happy?’”
Obviously feeling defeated, Bieber continues to lay low until his scheduled performance at Tel Aviv Thursday. A writer for The First Post thinks Bieber’s decision to hide out is a smart move.
“Perhaps Bieber, showing a wisdom beyond his 17 years, could see the way things were going and simply didn't want to be drawn into one of the most intractable geopolitical disputes of the past century.”
Next on Bieber’s world tour is Malaysia.
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