Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu canceled a scheduled meeting with teen pop idol Justin Bieber, currently in Israel, after the latter refused to meet with kids from the western Negev who have been living under the threat of Kassam rockets, Channel 2 reported.
Bieber is slated to perform on Thursday and the meeting with Netanyahu was scheduled for Wednesday. After announcing on his Tweeter account that he came to Israel to sing and would prefer to avoid politics, officials in the Prime Minister’s Office said the meeting would be canceled.
THE JERUSALEM POST
Justin on Twitter:
been super frustrated and just needed some time to vent and chill.
i want to see this country and all the places ive dreamed of and whether its the paps or being pulled into politics its been frustrating
im just excited at this pt to get on stage and perform. gonna take a little break from twitter and enjoy this time with my family until then
DO NOT WORRY GUYS.
Let’s be real here. JB has no problems visiting hospitals. He’s done it many times. And for him to refuse this time and say he doesn’t want to be pulled into politics has to mean there is something else here. Remember he never said the same about meeting Obama.
From what I see I think Justin must be thinking that’s he’s being used by Netanyahu for publicity(politics). Can any Israeli visitors confirm if there’s going to be an election coming up soon or why Netanyahu might want to look good at this time? Is he losing popularity?
That seems to be the only thing that would make sense to me. Thoughts?