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March 20, 2006

Stone at the Wall

I'll admit that Sharon Stone's visit to Israel last week isn't the newest news around, but there are still press accounts being written about it, and in any event, I'd rather say something about it than about the fact that another actress, Susan Sarandon, is in the news because she's going to play Cindy Sheehan in a new "biopic."

Stone is obviously breathing the ethereal air.

A peaceful co-existence between the peoples of the Middle East is but a breath away, Hollywood star Sharon Stone said after a highly publicized visit to Israel.

"It feels to me that we have an opportunity ... to choose understanding in a new way," she told a press conference in Paris when asked about her trip.
As Haaretz pointed out last week, Stone thinks peace is at hand and is unwilling to take sides.
Stone emphasizes that her visit to Israel does not reflect her support for any side (she did not visit the territories), but only for peace.
Well, that sure is reassuring! Even more important than these political views are Stone's views of life and love. We learned that you dark Jewish men have a chance, especially you artistic types.
Her connection to Israel seems authentic. Perhaps because she has been married to two Jewish men - Michael Greenberg and Phil Bronstein.

"I've always been attracted to Jews," she says. "I like dark men who are drawn to study, to art."
And, best of all, she was photographed at the Western Wall. Yes, that Western Wall. Marvin Olasky's description of the visit to the Wall is priceless.
I was there on Sunday afternoon when the actress came, flashing peace signs at Orthodox men in black hats and suits who peered into the women's section of the Wall plaza to catch a glimpse of the action.
This is sort of how I imagine it.

Sad to say, the real photo op was not as interesting. But we dark Jewish men can't have our imaginations limited.

UPDATE (3/21): Soccer Dad comments that Anna Benson once showed up at a Chabad charity event in immodest attire -- can you imagine Anna Benson dressing immodestly? -- and I found what I think is the relevant photo (see below). This is not photoshopped. I posted a link to it in the comments but found out that when you clicked on it you got a "page not found." So here she is at the Chabad event.