It didn't take long for Peter Gabriel to learn that a balancing act is one of the harder things to pull off in the Middle East.
Shortly after he arrived in Israel on Wednesday, the British pop star found that Egypt had canceled a concert in the Sinai meant to "balance" his show in Tel Aviv.The Egyptian government rebuffed his plea to "Let me play" Saturday.
Gabriel said he came to the Mideast "on the condition that I could play in an Arab country as well as in Israel. It's important as a balance."
He said he may move the Egyptian show to the autonomous Palestinian area of Jericho.