Madonna arriving in Israel tonight
Pop superstar Madonna will reportedly be landing in Israel tonight (Wednesday) to take part in a Kabbalah conference with some 2,000 participants from 22 countries. Madonna, who performed in Israel in 1993, will be arriving here from Lisbon, the last leg of her “Reinvention” world tour which began in May.
The Kabbalah Center sponsoring the event confirmed that fashion designer Donna Karan will also be participating in the conference, along with Marla Maples, Donald Trump‘s ex-wife. Actress Demi Moore is also reportedly joining the group.The Kabbalah Center has extensively publicized the participation of Rabbi Philip Berg, head of the world Kabbalah Center, as conference head, but Berg will not be attending the conference. “The rabbi is ill, and he is now feeling better. He has to get permission from his doctors to fly to Israel,” Tali Rosen, Kabbalah Center spokesperson said.The conference will begin tonight and continue until Sunday. The main event is a gala benefit for a “Spiritual Fund for Children,” to be held at the David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv. Ahinoam Nini will sing three numbers, including John Lennon’s “Imagine,” along with Palestinian songstress Amal Murkus. Madonna is scheduled to speak at the event.Madonna’s fans are coming out in full force at the hotel for their idol. One fan, Liron Shahar, 24, from Petah Tikva, had a special shirt yesterday to wear in hopes of attracting the star’s attention, emblazoned with the Kabbalistic name Madonna chose for herself, Esther.Based on a Haaretz / Saguy Ben Nun article.