JERUSALEM (JTA) — A new Facebook page is calling on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refrain from striking Iran’s nuclear sites until after Madonna performs in Israel.
A day after Madonna announced last week that 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. It has received 790 likes.
"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. Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful, but the Western world fears that it is close to having nuclear weapons.
Netanyahu blamed Iran for Monday’s car bombing in India that injured an Israeli diplomat’s wife and the attempted bombing of an Israeli Embassy official in Tbilisi, Georgia.