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Netanyahu cancels Bieber date over refusal to meet kids affected by Gaza rockets

PM was scheduled to host pop star at his Jerusalem office; taking advantage of the PR situation, Netanyahu’s advisers invited group of kids from communities near Gaza border to attend.

By Haaretz Service and Barak Ravid


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his date with pop sensation Justin Bieber over the singer’s refusal to meet with children living in communities affected by Gaza rocket fire, Channel Two reported on Tuesday.

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.

Upon arriving in Israel on Monday, the singer was met by throngs of tween girls who mobbed his Tel Aviv hotel.

Some 200 young fans gathered at Tel Aviv’s Sheraton Hotel Monday morning, staying there for hours in the hope of catching sight of the phenom. Bieber is scheduled to give a concert in Tel Aviv on Thursday night.

“We arrived especially on a flight from Eilat,” said Yaakov Melamed, father of a 12-year old girl – one of about 200 groupies in the hotel’s lobby on Monday. “We are following him everywhere,” said Adi, 14, from Ganei Tikva. “I will go with him to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, and I’ve been waiting here since eight in the morning,” she said.

 

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