With ‘The Dictator,’ opening next weekend in America, Baron Cohen mocks Arab leaders by exaggeration of their behavior, and there are those who call the new comedy a free interpretation of Saddam Hussain’s autobiography, even though the appearance of ‘The Dictator’ himself (AKA ‘General Aladin’), reminds us a little bit like the former Lybian dictator, Muamar Guadaffi.
With all of the above, when Dvir presented himself as “Nimrod from Israel” to ask a question, it was almost inevitable that Baron Cohen would put on a show. “He asked me if I’m Jewish and I said I’m very Jewish,” Dvir tells Abbanibi. “Then he smiled, asked me to get closer to him and got up from his chair to meet me. He pulled out a golden gun, point it to my crotch and asked me to prove that I’m Jewish.”
America’s Voices trips are exposed to all facets of Israeli society. They tour the country and meet political, cultural, business and scientific leaders. They acquire a firsthand understanding of Israel which they are then able to transmit to their American audiences.
AnnaLynne McCord from “90210″
Zach Roerig “The Vampire Diaires”
Paul Johansson from “One Tree Hill”
Omar Epps from “House”
Holly Robinson Peete “21 Jump Street”
Mekhi Phifer “ER”
Holt McCallany from FX series “Lights Out”
Paget Brewster from “Criminal Minds”
The brazen 2010 assassination of a Hamas operative in Dubai, in which Israel’s Mossad was accused, unfurled like a spy movie thriller — and in fact much of it was caught on camera. Now an Israeli movie plays it as a spy caper, complete with a sly seductress played by Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli.
The movie “Kidon”, or Spear, gives the plot a twist by having a small-time gang of criminals murder Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in an attempt to frame Israel’s Mossad spy agency.
According to Israeli press, J.Lo – the American actress, businesswoman, dancer and recording artist regarded as the most successful entertainer of Latin descent (including almost 60 million record sales) – is in final negotiations to fix a date. The venue has been confirmed as the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv, the date and ticket prices yet to be confirmed – as soon as we get any news, we’ll post it!
She will be apparently touring late in the year with Enrique Iglesias, a man who has wowed Tel Aviv in the past, but will apparently be performing in Israel alone.
J.Lo has staged a remarkable singing comeback over the last year or two and has added to her fan base, a base that was in its ultimate at the turn of the Millenium…and here’s a little reminder of what she can do…Tel Aviv awaits you J.Lo!
Rufus Wainwright has announced that he will return to give two concerts in Tel Aviv, Israel in June 2012 The first will take place at Ronit’s Farm near Kibbutz Gaash, about fifteen minutes north of Tel Aviv, and the second, at the Reading 3 club in the city. Wainwright’s first concert in Tel Aviv was in 2008 when he sold out two shows and praised the food of Tel Aviv saying he was “eating [his] way through Jaffa”. The first concert, at Ronit’s Farm, on June 3, will also feature a special VIP lounge and exclusive afterparty with a DJ and special guests! The second concert, which was announced in early May, will take place on June 4, 2012 at the Reading 3 club. Rufus Wainright will perform in Tel Aviv on June 3 and 4, 2012. Tickets are on sale starting at NIS 190.