Prime Minister Netanyahu finally found someone to whom he could stand up: 17-year old Justin Bieber. Fortunately, at least it’s for a good cause.
The prime minister was scheduled to host the young singer at his office in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening, before Bieber’s Thursday night concert.
Taking advantage of the PR opportunity presented by the meeting with Bieber, Netanyahu’s advisers invited a group of children from communities near the Gaza border to attend.
The children had disembarked from a school bus just before it was hit by a Hamas rocket last Thursday, critically wounded a teen and moderately wounding the bus driver.
Bieber reportedly refused to meet the children, which led Netanyahu to cancel the meeting.
Bieber still has a day to change his mind and be a good boy. I wonder why he won’t meet with those kids.
He claims he wants the press to keep their distance so he can spend some time with his loved ones in the ‘holy land.’ He posted
on his official page: “amazing place…not a bad day. just wish got a little more space and privacy from the paps to enjoy this time with my family. Thanks.”
Later, the 17-year old singer then tweeted: “im in the holy land and i am grateful for that. I just want to have the same personal experience that others have here.”
Despite his requests, it seems the paparazzi continued to follow Justin on his trip, leaving the U Smile star clearly upset by their persistence. In a series of angry tweets, the teen-heartthrob stated: “You would think paparazzi would have some respect in holy places. All I wanted was the chance to walk where jesus did here in isreal (sic)”
“They should be ashamed of themselves. Take pictures of me eating but not in a place of prayer, ridiculous.” Justin ranted: “People wait their whole lives for opportunities like this, why would they want to take that experience away from someone.”
At the present, he can visit the religious sites he wants to (I can’t pray at the Temple Mount, though) and even hold a concert and make money.