Justin Bieber has landed down in Israeli to hysterical teenage masses… and one prominent world leader. Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that the teen pop sensation will have a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has also invited a group of teens who narrowly avoided a Hamas-fired rocket at their school bus.
Danny Ayalon, Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister, wrote on Twitter: “Welcome Justin Bieber to Israel! I know you will enjoy your time here as much as many Israelis will enjoy having you here.”
According to the Jewish Chronicle, Bieber will tour the Dead Sea, historical fortress Masada and Caesarea ahead of his Thursday concert in Tel Aviv.
Bieber, who grew up in a deeply religious Christian home, 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,” early Tuesday.
This isn’t Bieber’s first run-in with a world leader; the Canadian crooner met President Obama at the White House in 2010.