Monday, May 24, 2004

Madonna Israel Tour Cancelled

The Jerusalem Post reports that Madonna's Reinvention Tour, which began on May 24, will not include Israel as one of its stopovers.
Despite rumors confirming and reconfirming the star singer's performances here, Madonna has axed her three planned gigs because terrorists threatened to kill her and her children, Britain's The Sun newspaper reported earlier this week.
According to the tabloid, Madonna "freaked out" when she learned of the plot to kill her children, Lourdes and Rocco, if she performed in Israel. Madonna was tentatively scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv in September. The paper says she first planned to defy the extremists but cancelled after the unnamed Palestinian group mentioned specific details about her children in a bombardment of poison-pen letters.
Apparently, the "protection tools" don't work against terrorists.