No, this isn’t a joke.
Pop music icon is performing for the first time ever in Israel on July 3, and it seems she’s making waves a political level. It just so happens that the Labor Party was set to hold its primary elections on July 3 as well…right across from the concert location.
Labor Party spokesman Liron Zach stated:
“We delayed the vote one day, to July 4. We couldn’t hire enough security for the election because of the Britney Spears concert on July 3. There would also be a lot of traffic and roadblocks that would make it hard for the vote to go ahead.”
He also stated he wasn’t concerned with the threat that party members would “choose Spears over party”.
Apparently the Israeli media is having a field day with the election being pushed back.
The Telegraph reports:
Israeli media played heavily on the contrasting attractions of the restrained and proper Herzog, widely known by the nickname Buji, and the glamorous singer.