Facebook plea: Dont hit Iran before Madonna concert

A new Israeli Facebook page is calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refrain from striking Iran’s nuclear sites until after Madonna performs in Israel.

On Feb. 8, a day after the pop artist announced she is launching her new world tour in Israel in support of her latest album, the Facebook page “Bibi don’t start a war with Iran until after Madonna’s show on May 29” was established by Israeli artist Kobi Zvili. The page, which can be viewed at http://on.fb.me/zH6rpU, had received 894 likes as of Feb. 14.

“We are hereby to declare that this page and it’s organisars [sic] are anti war of any kind,” a statement on the information page reads. “We are pro peace. We love Madonna, and it’s just our humorous way of dealing with not so humorous life in the middle east. We send our neighbors in Iran a message of unity, and hope Madonna will grace their country with a visit on her upcoming tour.”

There is mounting speculation that Israel will launch a pre-emptive strike on Iranian nuclear facilities within the year. — jta