After shutting herself up in her hotel room for an entire day, pop singer Madonna
and her boyfriend Jesus Luz went out for dinner with Opposition Chairwoman Tzipi Livni
and her husband Naftali Shpitzer.
An hour an a half later, the two women came out of the Tel Aviv restaurant and faced the hordes of paparazzi waiting for them outside.
Madonna and Tzipi arriving at the restaurant (Photos: Eliran Avital)
The Stephan Brown restaurant, located on Tel Aviv's Allenby Street, received a special booking in the afternoon hours for 9 pm. Livni and her husband left their house at 8:45 pm, as Madonna and Jesus began making their way to the restaurant from the Dan Hotel, accompanied by body guards and Shin Bet officers.
The gang dined at the restaurant's private room, with Madonna and Jesus sitting on one side of the table and Livni and her husband sitting on the other side. A selection of appetizers was served to the table, and for the main course Madonna chose to eat fish while Jesus asked for meat.
Eyewitnesses reported that the pop star and her new boyfriend "appeared very much in love and happy."
Desserts followed the main course, but Madonna settled for a cup of tea. The private room's door opened at 11:10 pm, and Madonna and Livni came out smiling, and began talking to the customers gathered around them.
The group then continues towards the photographers waiting for them outside, where they parted with a hug and kiss.
Madonna's first concert will be held in Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday she will perform for the last time in her current tour. On Friday she is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at
his Jerusalem office.