Justin Bieber’s Middle Eastern Drama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his meeting with pop sensation Justin Bieber over the teen singer’s refusal to meet with children living in communities affected by Gaza rocket fire, The Washington Post reports.

Bieber, who is currently touring the Holy Land and performing in Tel Aviv Thursday wanted “a personal experience,” so he requested to meet with the prime minister before his concert. However, Bieber declined an opportunity to meet children from communities affected by Gaza rocket fire earlier today, which then prompted the prime minister to cancel their Wednesday meeting. Bieber reportedly neglected to meet with the children because of the high-amount of Israeli paparazzi following him throughout the region that have forced him to stay in his hotel room as opposed to meeting with fans. In addition to his meeting with the prime minister, the pop star’s planned visits to Christian sites in the Galilee, the Dead Sea, Masada, and Acre and Casarea may also be postponed due to the paparazzi.

Bieber hinted at the controversy with Netanyahu and the press when he took to his Twitter and said, “You would think paparazzi would have some respect in holy places. All I wanted was the chance to walk where jesus did here in Israel.”

  • robjh1

    LOL. Why did the Prime Minister even ask for a meeting? The kid is a rock star not a politician who will give you ideas on bringing peace to the region.


    Bieber; is fine … without religion!


    Bieber is a TWERP…Jeez he’s a TEEN SINGER DC please don’t waste OUR time on this NOT News.

  • JoeJ

    Those darn Christians, they sure can be a pain in the a$$.

    Good move PM – you sure are a wise and mature man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Foxtrot/100001699765651 Charlie Foxtrot

    His excuse is a lie
    His handlers told him to avoid appearing sympathetic to Jews because they were worried that it would hurt his (much larger) Arab, Black and Muslim fanbase

  • kurlis

    It must be difficult to deal with paparazzi as a consequence of fame and fortune.

    Tough. Be a man and deal with it. Don’t be an ingrate and ignore your fans.

    Netanyahu did the right thing. I hope Bieber learned a valuable lesson in humility.

  • notalone

    Good for PM and his refusal to meet with this weasal! Have even more respect for him for standing his ground and little bieber might just want to take it and put it where the sun does not shine.