Illusionist and stunt performer David Blaine is visiting Israel until Friday on a solidarity visit.
“I want to ease the pain, to bring smiles to people who have been living under the threat of missile attacks," the magician said in New York last week. "I want to give hope to the injured, and to bring magic into people’s lives."
Blaine will give benefit performances for children and families in shelters in Israel’s north and in Jewish Agency-run camps in the center of the country. He will also perform for wounded soldiers in hospitals in Safed and Haifa, and for IDF troops on army bases. The visit is a joint initiative between Mr. Blaine's manager Yossi Siegel and the Israeli Consulate in New York. The trip is being supported by UJA-Federation of New York and organized by United Jewish Communities (UJC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel.
David Blaine, 33, has been called “the most famous stunt artist in the world, and a true heir to Harry Houdini.” In his latest stunt -- Drowned Alive -- Blaine spent seven days in an eight-foot sphere of water in front of New York’s Lincoln Center.
Tuesday, August 15
Illusionist David Blaine