Britney Spears Is Causing Big Changes In Israeli Politics Israel's Labor Party moved its election date because it coincided with a Britney Spears concert in Tel Aviv. They said they feared extra traffic and a lack of enough security guards for both events.

Britney Spears Is Causing Big Changes In Israeli Politics

Britney Spears Is Causing Big Changes In Israeli Politics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/522826493/522826494" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Israel's Labor Party moved its election date because it coincided with a Britney Spears concert in Tel Aviv. They said they feared extra traffic and a lack of enough security guards for both events.

(SOUNDBITE OF BRITNEY SPEARS SONG, "...BABY ONE MORE TIME")

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. So Israel's Labor Party had a primary election scheduled July 3. They are postponing it by a day out of fear of traffic. Also, reportedly, security guards were overcommitted. This is because Britney Spears is playing a concert in Tel Aviv. People had some fun with this. Labor leader Isaac Herzog's nickname is Bougie. An Israeli TV station tweeted, hit me Bougie one more time.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "...BABY ONE MORE TIME")

BRITNEY SPEARS: (Singing) Hit me baby one more time.

GREENE: It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2017 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by an NPR contractor. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.