Celebrity Grapevine

On the night before his meeting with Shinui leader Tommy Lapid, Labor Party chairman Amir Peretz was a guest on the TV show hosted by Yair Lapid, the Opposition leader's son.

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November 20, 2005 07:52
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There were several members of the entertainment industry who attended the gala Silver Ball in Jerusalem in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Beit Issie Shapiro which helps provide hope for children with developmental disabilities. The main draw-card to the event was former US president Bill Clinton who embraced Yoni Dotan and happily posed for pictures with Yoni and his significant other Agam Rodberg. Clinton and Yoni are old friends. Yoni is the son of the late Dudu Dotan, the popular comedian, writer and chairman of EMI, the Israeli Union of Performing Artists, who suffered a fatal heart attack while vacationing in Turkey four years ago. Eight years ago, when Yoni was 16, and diagnosed with lymphoma, he asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation to arrange a meeting for him with Clinton. Accompanied by his parents, Yoni presented Clinton with a T-shirt emblazoned with the words: "I met Yoni Dotan." Clinton who has a great sense of humor loved it and wore it while jogging. Currently music director for Army Radio, Yoni who is in remission, is one of the most ardent spokespeople for Make-A-Wish. He and Clinton have continued to maintain contact. ON THE night before his meeting with Shinui leader Tommy Lapid, Labor Party chairman Amir Peretz was a guest on the TV show hosted by Yair Lapid, the Opposition leader's son. At the close of the interview, Peretz told the younger Lapid of his upcoming appointment with his father in the Lapid family home, to which the response was: "Make sure you ask my mother to make you an Hungarian breakfast."

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