Madonna came to Israel for two concerts at Tel Aviv's Park Hayarkon, but she will also find time to meet with both Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Tzipi Livni.
Late Sunday, she headed to Jerusalem's Old City, where she toured an ancient tunnel near the Western Wall. The 51-year-old pop star arrived in a black Mercedes van and was escorted into the tunnel by police. She made no comment to reporters and was whisked away about a half hour later.
The promoters of Madonna's shows have kept her schedule under wraps to prevent paparazzi from bothering her during her Kotel visit, and a tour of the graves of Talmudic sages in Safed. She was also set to attend a Kabbalah Center event, and make other personal visits. But the meetings with the politicians were leaked to the press.
She will meet with Livni at an unidentified restaurant on Monday night and with Netanyahu on Friday, apparently at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem.
According to one account, Madonna made a personal request to meet with Livni, and when Netanyahu heard about it, he insisted on meeting with her too. Another version is that she wanted to meet with both of them from the beginning.