(JNi.media) American R&B singer songwriter Mariah Carey, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 200 million records sold worldwide, will give her first performance in Israel, at the Rishon LeZions Live Park, on August 18.

A few weeks ago, Carey and her partner, billionaire James Packer, fourth richest person in Australia, were the dinner guests of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara.

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Carey and Packer were in Israel to meet a “spiritual leader.”

In April, Packer’s business partner, Hollywood producer Brett Ratner, said at the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Awards that Packer owned a home in Caesarea, next door to the Netanyahus, and is now an Israeli citizen.

Ratner called Packer the “first non-Jewish Zionist in history.”

Maria Carey is a major philanthropist who has been associated with the Fresh Air Fund; co-founded a camp in Fishkill, New York, for inner-city youth; is well-known nationally for her work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation; contributed to the obstetrics department of New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell Medical Center; was named Hunger Ambassador of the World Hunger Relief Movement; supports the Save the Music Foundation; the list literally goes on and on.

Carey’s net worth is valued at more than $500 million.

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