JERUSALEM (AFP) - American pop icon Madonna sparked a media frenzy when the Kabbalah follower toured around the Western Wall, Judaisms top pilgrimage site in the Old City of Jerusalem. Wearing high heels, blue jeans and a black jacket, the Material Girl was accompanied by her Brazilian model friend Jesus Luz and several bodyguards when she visited the area late on Sunday. Dozens of onlookers tried to get a glimpse of the music diva while a crowd of photographers snapped away as the 51-year-old ducked into one of the tunnels near the wall. Madonna landed in Israel on Sunday aboard a private jet and is due to give two concerts in Tel Aviv as part of her Sticky and Sweet tour. During her visit, the singer will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, his office said, as well as opposition leader Tzipi Livni. A fervent practitioner of Kabbalah, Madonna is also due to attend a symposium on the study of Jewish mystic discipline along with fellow Kabbalists, US actress Demi Moore and her husband and fellow actor Ashton Kutcher, local Israeli media said. In an article published in Israels largest circulation newspaper on July 31, the star recounted the long spiritual search that led her to Kabbalah, the mystic Jewish religion that has become popular in recent years in part because celebrities like her have begun practising it. I was raised a Catholic and my father was very religious, but none of my questions ever got answered, she wrote in the article that appeared in the Yediot Aharonot newspaper in English and Hebrew. The Queen of Pops spiritual search led her to practice yoga, study Buddhism, Taoism and the Art of War a 16th century military treaty and read about the early Christians. She said her search was over after she turned to the Kabbalah. In 1997 Madonna came into contact with a Los Angeles-based centre that teaches an eclectic mix of Orthodox Jewish tradition and positive thinking aimed at spiritual well-being. In 2004 Madonna took the Hebrew name Esther but has not converted to Judaism. From the point of view of Orthodox Jews, her studying the Kabbalah is sacrilege as they consider it should be reserved for married men over 40 who have poured over Talmudic texts for years. Madonna has previously visited Israel in 2004 and 2007 on private trips.