Concert in bag, Madonna leaves Israel for UAE

Concert in bag, Madonna leaves Israel for UAE

Pop diva has Friday night dinner with kabbalist friends, visits Jaffa flea market.

Madonna onstage Thursday night (photo credit: Flash 90)
Madonna onstage Thursday night (photo credit: Flash 90)

The queen has left the country.

Madonna parted from her gaggle of local papparazi and took off from Israel Saturday after a nine-day stay in the Holy Land that saw her kick off her MDNA world tour with a call for peace in the Middle East.

The pop diva will next visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for two shows. Her tour will eventually see her play shows in 32 countries, including Argentina, Turkey, and of course, the United States.

Madonna spent time over the weekend touring the Jaffa flea market with her boyfriend Brahim Zeibat, doubling down on her call for peace by flashing cameras the V sign, according to Maariv.

The queen of pop reportedly had Friday night dinner with a group of kabbalist friends.

Her Thursday night concert drew over 30,000 people to Ramat Gan stadium where she played a mix of old and new songs and called on the crowd to push for peace between Israel and Palestinians.

“You cannot be a fan of mine and not want peace in the world,” she told the crowd then.

As in Israel, Madonna fever has gripped the UAE, with restaurants featuring Madonna-themed menus, TV and radio holding Madonna contests and spas creating Madonna packages, Dubai-based daily The National reported.

UAE promoter Flash Entertainment has refused to say whether Madonna will tone down her shows in Abu Dhabi, which in Israel had her sitting under a giant cross and brandishing a gun.


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