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Jesse Eisenberg: “I was not afraid to come to Israel”
In honor of the premiere of the play “New Story”, written by Jesse Eisenberg, the actor came to Israel, and answered audience questions. “I’ve traveled the country and for a moment I did not feel in danger. Had a great experience the last few days despite the times are not so great for many people,”
On days when international artists stay away from the Middle East in general and Israel in particular, American actor Jesse Eisenberg, decided to make his first visit to the Holy Land. Eisenberg, a Jewish family from Queens, arrived in Israel earlier this week and tonight (Thursday) attended a gala premiere show, “New Story”, written by rising production Beit Lessin Theater featured Liora Rivlin, Vitali Friedland and Rafi Tabor.
"People have asked whether I was not afraid to come to Israel, well, no," Eisenberg said during the question and the only time the audience hates relate to security in Israel. "Last week I toured the country and visited different places and for a moment I did not feel in danger. Had a great experience the last few days despite the times are not so great for many people."
Israeli production includes cast Liora Rivlin, Vitali Friedland and Rafi Tabor. The play was directed by Avishai Milstein. “These unusual days when we hear mostly about cancellations, I welcome the arrival of Hollywood star Jesse Eisenberg in Israel,” said earlier this week Tzipi Pines artistic director of the theater. “Eisenberg wrote an intriguing play and I’m glad that we can act it in Beit Lessin theater.”
IDF names missing Golani soldier as Oron Shaul, 19
The IDF says the missing soldier who is believed to have died in the Gaza Strip on Sunday but whose body has not yet been identified is 19-year-old Oron Shaul from Poria.
Shaul and six other soldiers were in an armored personnel carrier which was hit by an anti-tank missile on Sunday, but while the others have been identified among the remains recovered from the scene, Shaul has not.
Hamas claimed on Sunday to have kidnapped Shaul, even publishing his name, but Israeli officials say gunmen may have simply retrieved some identifying items from the scene after the attack.