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Madonna to perform ‘Concert for Peace’ in Israel

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March 22, 2012 | 9:45 am

Madonna at the premiere of 'I Am Because We Are' at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Photo by David Shankbone/Wikipedia

Madonna at the premiere of 'I Am Because We Are' at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Photo by David Shankbone/Wikipedia

International pop star Madonna, who will launch her upcoming world tour in Israel, has added a second concert date in Tel Aviv for a “Concert for Peace.”

Madonna will perform at Ramat Gan Stadium near Tel Aviv on May 29 and May 31. The second date has been announced as a Concert for Peace, to which the star plans to invite organizations in Israel who are working for peace.

“Music is so universal and if there’s any chance that through my performance I can bring further attention and enlightenment to honor the peace efforts in the Middle East and help people come together, it would be an honor for me.”  Madonna said in a statement issued Wednesday. “It is my way of thanking those who are making so much effort toward bringing peace to the Middle East.”

The names of the organizations have not yet been announced.

Madonna, 54, twice has performed sold-out shows in Israel, including the last performance of her “Sticky and Sweet” tour in 2009. She also has visited Israel with her children as part of her devotion to the study of Kabbalah.

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