Madonna invites Israeli, Palestinian peace activists to her show
Madonna has donated 600 tickets to her show in Tel Aviv to members of the Israeli and Palestinian peace camps, who who are set to take part in a special tribunal on peace.
The singer met with Israeli and Palestinian peace activists on Wednesday, ahead of her concert in front of an estimated 30,000 fans in Tel Aviv on Thursday.
Madonna, who has termed her show a “peace concert,” met with activists including veteran journalist Ron Pundak, and Yariv Openheimer, director of Peace Now, and pledged to talk about peace during her show at Ramat Gan Stadium.
Pundak told Israeli newspaper Haaretz that aside from Jewish peace activists, “there will be many Palestinian and Arab-Israeli activists” at the show tonight.
Madonna’s Tel Aviv concert is the first in a world tour to promote her new album, MDNA. The Tel Aviv show is expected to start at 20:45, after performances by DJ Ofer Nissim and DJ Martin Solveig.