Madonna Invites Israeli, Palestinian Peace Activists to Tel Aviv Concert

Singer donates 600 tickets for the first show in her 2012 world tour to peace activists.

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Madonna has donated 600 tickets to her show on Thursday in Tel Aviv to members of the Israeli and Palestinian peace camps, who are set to take part in a special tribunal on peace.

The singer met with Israeli and Palestinian peace activists on Wednesday, ahead of her concert in front of an estimated 30,000 fans in Tel Aviv on Thursday.

Madonna, who has termed her show a "peace concert," met with activists including veteran journalist Ron Pundak, and Yariv Openheimer, director of Peace Now, and pledged to talk about peace from the stage at the Ramat Gan Stadium.

Pundak told Haaretz that aside from Jewish peace activists, "there will be many Palestinian and Arab-Israeli activists" at Madonna's show.

Madonna's Tel Aviv concert is the first in a world tour to promote her new album, MDNA. The Tel Aviv show is expected to start at 8:45 P.M., after performances by DJ Ofer Nissim and DJ Martin Solveig .

Haaretz will be bringing you minute-by-minute updates on the show, with live blogging straight from Ramat Gan Stadium.

Madonna performing in Indianapolis in February. Credit: Reuters

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