Madonna Arrives in Israel Ahead of Tel Aviv Concert

Temporary luxurious housing has been built in Ramat Gan stadium for the pop queen, which includes a private pool and game room for her children.

Accompanied by her three children and a team of helpers, Madonna arrived in Israel on Friday, ahead of her scheduled concert in front of Israeli fans next week.

The producers of the show, which will take place in Ramat Gan stadium on Thursday, are keeping the details of the pop queen's visit under wraps. Sources close to the production confirm that temporary luxurious housing is being built for Madonna and her team in the grounds of the stadium. 

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However, the sources said that Madonna will be staying at Tel Aviv's Dan Hotel, and not at the specially-built accommodation.

Madonna is in Israel accompanied by her children - 15-year-old Lourdes, ten-year-old Rocco, and five-year-old David. Her daughter Lourdes will be appearing onstage with her mother as a dancer.

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For her children, who will spend much of the week in the temporary housing in Ramat Gan stadium, Madonna asked the Israeli producers of the show to build a private pool and games room, as well as hiring a private chef and four security guards.

The singer, a believer of Kabbalah is expected to visit Safad, as she did in her last visit to Israel in 2009.


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