Israeli Prime Minister Scraps Justin Bieber Meeting?
After JB apparently "refused" to meet some of the country's children...
The Prime Minister of Israel,Justin Bieberafter the teenager is said to have "refused" to meet some of the country's children.
As we previously reported, the Biebster is currently in Tel Aviv where he is due to perform a sell-out show in Hayarkon Park on Thursday, and had apparently been due to meet with Netanyahu during his first tour of Israel.
However, according to US gossip website TMZ, the Prime Minister has cancelled his meeting with JB, following reports that the 17-year old turned down the chance to meet local kids who had recently survived a rocket attack in Gaza.
Bieber's spokesperson, Matthew Hiltzik, has since denied the claims, stating that: "Justin welcomes the chance to meet with kids facing difficult circumstances, regardless of their background."
A source added to the nation's Channel 2: "It's a dirty trick, no meeting was planned. We received a request from the Prime Minister's Office to meet with Justin Bieber, and immediately afterwards the reports said that Bieber had asked to meet with the prime minister. The meeting was canceled today after we decided that there would be no political meetings."
In response, the Prime Minister's Office is said to have claimed: "We received a request from Bieber to meet with the prime minister. Netanyahu asked to have children from the south attend the meeting in order to encourage them and create a PR effect. The prime minister does not see this as a political issue."
Yesterday, Justin took to Twitter to beg paparazzi to give him some "time out" in the 'holy land', stating that the snappers should be "ashamed of themselves" after trying to take his picture in a place of prayer.