That's Esther Ritchie looking demure with President Shimon Peres in Israel. He gave her a Hebrew Bible (inscribed?) and she gave him a Zohar (Kaballa text), which you just know she was re-gifting!
I love this bit from the Jerusalem Post:
'The president and Madonna discussed how to advance the peace process, and conciliation and tolerance throughout the world,' said presidential spokeswoman Ayelet Frish. 'Madonna told the president she wants to promote those messages in her songs and books, and how important it was to educate children with those ideas.'So I guess her new songs Candy Shop and Lala (the one in which the lyrics are different names for coffee) are a part of her global message of peace and love. Now I understand.
Bless her, I think she means all this. If she could just be a nicer person ona day-to-day basis, she'd almost be... Annie Lennox! Say what you want about Madonna's political/religious aspirations, Peres is long way up from the days of Dennis Rodman...