Hollywood in Israel: Bar Rafaeli, DiCaprio arrive in TA

Israeli model, US film star land at Ben Gurion amid increased security with "Entourage" actor Kevin Connolly; group set to visit Kotel.

November 15, 2010 14:47
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Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli and her boyfriend, Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, landed in Israel on Sunday for a vacation, along with "Entourage" actor Kevin Connolly and DiCaprio's mother, Irmelin.

The group traveled to Israel after visiting Jordan and spending a week in Egypt with former supermodel Naomi Campbell and her partner.

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The couple encountered heavy security at Ben Gurion airport after landing, and security guards were instructed to create a sterile zone prior to the stars' visit to shield the high-profile travelers.

The couple, along with their mini entourage, were set to visit the Western Wall, the country's top nightclubs and various other tourist destinations, using Tel Aviv's Dan Hotel as their base.

They are scheduled to leave Israel on Thursday, but may depart earlier – especially if the media hustle around them proves unmanageable.

DiCaprio's previous visit to Israel three and a half years ago did not pass by without drama.

The Holywood superstar's bodyguards started a brawl with paparazzi in Jerusalem, which led to the star's early departure and raised doubts on whether the actor would ever visit the Holy Land again.

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