Sure, supermodel Bar Refaeli captures her share of headlines here. But you know who's a real celebrity in this country?
I'll tell you.
I was sitting down this afternoon in a little cafe in the mall, revving up my voice recorder, buffing up my pen & notepad, or whatever I do before an interview… when I noticed a woman standing outside the cafe, staring intently.
After a second, she started waving - at the guy I had come to interview. She waved timidly at first, shyly, and then a little more crazily when she saw that he'd spotted her there. "Todah," she mouthed at him. "Todah." Thanks.
"He's like a rock star here," said the translator.
I nodded, numb, amazed.
Who was this instantly-recognizable mega-star that I had come to interview?
It was this guy:
What’s that you say?
Exactly! Yeah, this guy. (The one in the vest. No idea who the guy in the white kippah could be.)
Yup, him. Desmond Tutu’s buddy.