The We Belong Together hitmaker has never played in the country before and editors at report that an Israeli promoter has brokered a half a million dollar deal for her first gig, which will be at the city's Rishon Lezion Live Park Amphitheater.

In a video aired at a press conference for the show, Carey declares, "Shalom Israel, I will be coming to see you live on August 18, so come to see me! Shalom."

Last month (Jun15), Carey visited Israel with her rumoured boyfriend James Packer, who is friends with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.