In yet another blow to the failing BDS campaign to delegitimize Israel, Justin Bieber, one of the world’s most popular pop stars, landed in Tel Aviv this morning. Bieber, 17, will be performing a much anticipated show on Thursday. Well, much anticipated but apparently the tickets are still not selling as well as anticipated. The show’s outdoor venue seats 30,000 but there don’t seem to be as many heartsick tween girls in Israel with parents willing to lay out the kind of cash the show’s organizers are charging. The tickets were originally 330 NIS each (about $95) and 110 NIS for an adult chaperone. Now, in response to softer than anticipated demand, the tickets are 240 NIS ($70) and the chaperone ticket is free with the purchase of 2 kiddie tickets.
But don’t worry. The show is sure to be a success, especially with news today that The Schusterman Foundation, The Morningstar Foundation and the ROI Community got together and are sending 700 selected kids from Sderot, Sh’ar Hanegev, Ofakim, Gan Yavne, Yavne and Kiryat Malachi to the Justin Bieber show. Now concert promoter Gad Oron has only two things to worry about, how to fill 29,300 remaining seats and how to avoid a whole mess of Israeli parents and grandparents who are trying to convince him that if their daughter/granddaughter does not get to meet Justin Bieber, the world will end.
In the meantime, Bieber had breakfast this morning at Jaffa’s famous Abulafia bakery. He will also be meeting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu where the two will be discussing recent developments in the Arab world, the situation in Gaza, prospects for peace and hair grooming tips. OK, that was bullshit, but he really is meeting with Netanyahu. Bieber also plans to tour Chiristian sites in the Galilee, the Dead Sea, Masada, Acre, and Caesaria. No word on Jerusalem though. But that’s fine. I don’t care if you don’t come to Jerusalem Justin Bieber. Beloved of the world’s three monotheistic religions, center of the world, but no, not good enough for you Mr. Justin Bieber. See if I care, Justin. Don’t come. Besides, I hate you Justin Bieber! I hate you, hate you, hate you!!!
No, no I don’t. I love you Justin Bieber. PLEEEEAAAASSSE COME TO JERUSALEM, PLEEEEAAAASSSSE!!!!!! I love you soooooo much, waaaaaaaaaaah!