On the first night of her new world tour, the singer pointed the assault rifle and a pistol at her half-naked dancers.
Good evening, Israel! Provocative Madonna wielded an AK-47 rifle on a Tel Aviv stage… and sparks outrage.
On the first night of her new world tour, the singer, 53, pointed the assault rifle and a pistol at her half-naked dancers in a boob-flashing top at the 35,000-seat gig in the capital.
Fans were shocked in the troubled Jewish state, where terror attacks and violent clashes with Palestinians are a constant reality.
One said: “Given the problems this seemed tasteless and designed to create controversy.
“It was pretty sick and plenty of the audience were not impressed with the guns.”
The Ramat Gan Stadium show on Thursday was the first of her MDNA tour.
Madonna, follower of Jewish-sect Kabbalah, began it in a glass confessional as a Hebrew prayer was read then shot her way out with a rifle and burst into her hit Girl Gone Wild.
Later, during Revolver, she wielded the Kalashnikov AK47 automatic rifle, used by modern-day insurgents, while a dancer held an Israeli-manufactured Uzi.
Other outfits included a reprise of her infamous cone bra and a lacy top. She was also joined on stage by son Rocco, 11.
She told the crowd: “If there is peace here in the Middle East, there can be peace in the whole world.”