No Israel concert for Madonna
Madonna has crossed Israel off her tour list. Seems the country is too precarious – even for the risk-taking performer.
Madonna made international headlines in March when it was revealed that she had tentatively made plans to give a concert in the war-torn country. Those plans have been cancelled.
“I know Madonna really wanted to go there but perhaps the political climate has been a bit difficult to plan such a huge undertaking in that area,” spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg told The Scoop. “I think her management decided that having the routing include other European markets would make more sense.”
But one source believes that Madonna may be ditching Israel for slightly more complicated reasons. “Kabbalah, as it’s practiced by Madonna, is held in great scorn by rabbinical leaders in Israel,” says cult expert Rick Ross. “People in Israel are not reticent about expressing their religious beliefs. If you’re the number one missionary in the world for that form of Kabbalah – which Madonna is – a concert there could be, shall we say, messy.”
Meanwhile, Madonna has apparently been preaching her religion to two of the U.K.’s hottest celebs: Victoria “Posh Spice?” and David Beckham are reportedly wearing red Kabbalah string bracelets, given to them by Madonna, though they insist they haven’t converted. “Madonna has shrewdly, in my opinion, targeted the two most influential celebrities in Britain,” says Ross. “It’s what she did with Britney Spears. Getting Victoria and David would be a huge coup for Kabbalah”
Source: Jeannette Walls, MSNBC.