Tentative plans for a meeting between Israel's prime minister and visiting teenage pop star Justin Bieber have been called off.
Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Bieber's representatives had raised the idea of a meeting and the Israeli leader "was open" to the possibility.
It said Mr Netanyahu wanted to bring in youngsters from southern Israel, whose communities have come under attack by Gaza militants, but that proved unfeasible.
Bieber's spokesman Scooter Brown said a meeting was never pursued.
Bieber, 17, who is performing in Tel Aviv on Thursday, also complained that Israeli photographers have been pursuing him when he visited holy places.
The singer tweeted: "They should be ashamed of themselves."