On the way to the Yarkon Park to see the Justin Bieber concert, families walk in small groups: parents march like mourners with their children happy beside them.
Justin seems all in all like a nice boy. All of the political drama that occurred between Bibi and Bieber only show the over abundance of politics in every event here.
Justin Bieber concert in Tel Aviv
The Israeli always has a political position. Netanyahu tried to carry Bieber into the Israeli conflict. Bieber, a boy untainted by politics, whose only desire is to sing with his hat on backwards, couldn’t understand where this came from.
The young girls who were part of the group of Israeli from near Gaza that were to be a part of the Bib-Bieber meeting were disappointed over the meeting's cancellation but happy over the free ticket to the Tel Aviv concert.
"What would you have said to him?" I ask a young girl from a village near the Gaza-Israel border.
"That he is a wonderful singer," the girl answered.
I clarified my question, asking what she would have said to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
We would say all the regular things, the girl responded, like "for him to return Gilad Shalit."
I try to ask the group about the Qassam rockets fired from Gaza, but the timing isn’t right. They don't want to talk about depressing things at the Justin Bieber concert.
After a tense few days which saw the singer cross swords with, if media reports are to be believed, both Netanyahu as well as Israel’s notoriously aggressive paparazzi, the waiting was finally over for the singer’s mainly pre-teen and teenage, mainly female fans.
Wearing an all-white suit, Bieber regaled his fans with renditions of his greatest hits, as well as cover versions of songs by Michael Jackson and Aerosmith. He told the audience that he loved them, mumbled a few words in Hebrew and, after a little under two hours, was gone.
Anna Sheffer, an 11-year-old fan from Ra’anana, said “it was the best concert I’ve ever been to. He sang all my favorite songs.”
Next up, Bob Dylan?
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