Madonna fans in Israel have started a Facebook group appealing for peace. at least until the singer and her entourage have safely passed through the country on their world tour. Madonna is scheduled to perform at an already sold out show in Tel Aviv on May 29, 2012 and according to New York Daily News, her Israeli fans have started up a group on Facebook called 'Bibi don't start a war with Iran until after Madonna's show on May 29.'
The sentiment has arisen amid fears that Israel may go to war with Iran, if Iran doesn't cease its nuclear development program. Aware that artists are unlikely to want to play in a country at war, the group has appealed to its country's Prime Minister to keep his country at peace, for the time being, at least.
In 2001, Red Hot Chili Peppers were forced to cancel their Israeli gig as a result of military tension in the country. There are also pressure groups set up outside of Israel urging musicians not to play in Israel at all, as a means of protest against Israeli's anti-Palestinian policies. Cat Power recently cancelled a concert in Tel Aviv, saying that she felt "much confusion" and was "sick in her spirit" over the matter. She joins The Pixies and Elvis Costello, who have also refused to play there.