(Variety.com) – Britney Spears’ arrival in Israel has caused quite the commotion. It’s the pop star’s first visit to the country and a tour of the holy sites in Jerusalem yesterday was described by Israeli news outlets as a veritable mob scene.
While Spears’ security detail was substantial, the Western Wall is mainly accessible by foot. This presented a challenge for the “Make Me…” singer and her team as they made their way through mobs of fans, press, and onlookers.
Spears is scheduled to perform at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park tonight, the same outdoor venue where Justin Bieber and Aerosmith recently headlined and where Radiohead is due to take the stage on July 19.
There has also been some hubbub concerning a possible meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to Ynet, Spears canceled a supposed visit, but it has also been reported that the meeting was never confirmed, a belief which the PM’s office seemed to acknowledge.
Spears was to visit pediatric cancer patients ahead of tonight’s concert.
Prior to her Israel expedition, Spears had spent the last few weeks performing in Asia including Thailand as part of her Britney: Live in Concert tour.
Top: Britney delighting her fans as she sings one of her top-hit song. Photo: Variety.com