Shimon Peres hosted Madonna in Jerusalem.
Madonna, who is in Israel for Rosh Hashanah with fellow Kabbalah devotees, traveled secretly to the capital Saturday evening for an audience with the Israeli president.
“I can’t believe I’m celebrating the new year in the Land of Israel together with you,” the pop idol was quoted as telling the elder statesman. “This is a dream come true.”
According to media reports, Madonna and Peres spent an hour and a half discussing current affairs and the need to promote peace.
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