Bieber to Israeli Prime Minister: Bring on the Kids

4/12/2011 8:50 PM PDT

Bieber to Israeli Prime Minister: Bring on the Kids

Justin Bieber claims he's very much pro-kid during his stay in Israel, despite what appears to be a pissed off Prime Minister who abruptly canceled a meeting with the pop star.

According to Israeli news reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 86'd a scheduled meeting with the Biebs, after he reportedly refused to meet with kids who survived a recent rocket attack in Gaza.

Bieber's rep is not denying Justin wouldn't meet the kids, but says it's more of a scheduling thing:  "Despite some logistical challenges, Justin is enjoying his first trip to Israel." 

P.R. guru Matthew Hiltzik adds, "Justin welcomes the chance to meet with kids facing difficult circumstances, regardless of their background, and in fact, he has already invited children from the Sderot area to be his guests with other fans at his concert in Tel Aviv on Thursday night."