Justin Bieber vs. Israeli Prime Minister: An International Incident–But Who Dissed Whom?

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Justin Bieber, who is now in the second month of his sold out My World Tour, seems to have run into rough times in Israel.  Earlier today, the teen idol took to his Twitter page to trash Israeli paparazzi who interfered with him as he “tried to trace the footsteps of Jesus.”  But that was nothing compared to the brouhaha that erupted later and continues to ferment.  Now the Never Say Never star finds himself at the center of what is rapidly becoming a full blown “international incident.”

Justin Bieber had been invited to a high level summit meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  However, just before the meeting, the Biebs suddenly refused to meet with a group of “child rocket-attack victims” who had survived a recent terrorist attack in Gaza.  Rumor has it that the Biebs’ people may have considered a meeting between the uber pop star and the injured kids “too politically-charged,” so they advised him to cancel it lest it seem as if Justin Bieber was “symbolically taking sides in the Arab-Israeli conflict.”  Possibly.  But the official word from the singer’s reps is that “it’s more of a scheduling thing.  Despite some logistical challenges, Justin is enjoying his first trip to Israel.”  Whatever the reasons for the teen dream’s withdrawal, the prime minister obviously took great offense at his failure to show up.  So Netanyahu immediately canceled the summit meeting with the Biebs.  Yikes.

In an attempt to remedy the situation, the teen dream’s “P.R. guru Matthew Hiltzik, has issued the following statement:

“Justin welcomes the chance to meet with kids facing difficult circumstances, regardless of their background, and in fact, he has already invited children from the Sderot area to be his guests with other fans at his concert in Tel Aviv on Thursday night.”

So, there you have it.  The most famous teenager on earth has now become a part of the political situation in the Middle East.  Is this yet another sign of the Apocalypse?

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