Justin Bieber Wants "Chance to Walk Where Jesus Did" in Israel
It”s safe to say that Biebermania has gone global. Justin Bieber arrived in Israel yesterday to meet with the Prime Minister and explore Tel Aviv before his Thursday performance, according to Israel-based Haaretz.com.
But the trip quickly turned sour when Bieber was hounded by paparazzi, causing him to take to Twitter to explain his frustrations.
“Im in the holy land and i am grateful for that,” the 17-year-old pop star tweeted. “I just want to have the same personal experience that others have here.”
But that “personal experience” would be cut short when photographers refused to allow Bieber to even enter a place of worship without snapping away.
“You would think paparazzi would have some respect in holy places. All I wanted was the chance to walk where jesus did here in isreal [sic].”
Although Bieber may have wanted to read up on the the spelling of “Isreal” before defending his right to a religious experience there, he wasn”t done dissing the prying paps.
“They should be ashamed of themselves,” Bieber tweeted. “Take pictures of me eating but not in a place of prayer, ridiculous … People wait their whole lives for opportunities like this, why would they want to take that experience away from someone.”
But the tween sensation”s troubles with the paparazzi seem like a minor inconvenience compared to the risk his fans took to get a glimpse of him. The Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is scheduled to meet with Bieber on Wednesday, invited a group of children from the Gaza border to travel to Tel Aviv to sit in on their meeting.
But last Thursday, according to Haaretz, immediately after the group exited the bus, it was struck by a Hamas rocket, injuring one teen passenger as well as the driver.
Netanyahu is hoping that Bieber”s presence in Tel Aviv will bring attention to the dangers of missile fire coming from Gaza.
So while Bieber is “staying in the hotel for the rest of the week u happy” due to his heavy paparazzi tail, his fans will continue to wait outside of his hotel in throngs and travel through notoriously dangerous regions to get a glimpse of Canadian wunderkind.
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