Has the queen of pop (and pop Kabbalah) set her sights on an apartment in Israel?
According to a report Tuesday on Channel 10 (Hebrew), Madonna has been spotted with a brochure for a high-end housing project in Tel Aviv.
The evidence came in the form of a photograph of the singer holding what looks to be a fairly generic folder under her arm. However, the report said, users of a Facebook page for Israeli Madonna fans blew up the photo and found that a sticker on the cover of the folder bore a number that began with “+972” and a website that ended with “co.il.”
Further inspection revealed that it was a brochure for the Meier on Rothschild tower, a luxury 50-story luxury apartment tower currently under construction on the corner of Allenby and Rothschild in Tel Aviv, the report said.
The building was designed by acclaimed American architect Richard Meier, and according to the project’s website, it features “luxury apartments [that] provide residents with a lavish design and awe-inspiring views of the Mediterranean Sea.”
Reportedly, prices of apartments that have already been sold range from NIS 5 million ($1.4m.), with one Ukrainian billionaire bidding NIS 170 million ($47m.) for a three-story penthouse.
Madonna has visited Israel several times over the past decade and seems to be enjoying a love affair with the Israeli public that’s only been intensifying with the pop diva’s growing interest in Jewish mysticism.
A year ago, she chose Tel Aviv as the venue for the first concert on her MDNA 2012 tour, playing to an adoring crowd of 30,000 at Ramat Gan Stadium. During her stay in Israel, Madonna also took the opportunity to visit holy sites, including the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem.