Paula Abdul 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni )
Paula Abdul, the American celebrity known for her roles as a judge on American
Idol and The X Factor, will meet with President Shimon Peres Tuesday as part of her
first visit to Israel.
Abdul, who was born to Jewish parents and is an
observant Jew, will also have a bat mitzva ceremony at the Western
As part of a 10-day tour in Israel, Abdul will tour locations in
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the Galilee.
“She will also have the opportunity
to explore Israel’s fashion, dance, culinary and music scene and meet with some
of Israel’s best in these fields,” according to the Tourism Ministry, which said
she landed in Tel Aviv on Monday.
In 2006, Abdul told an American Idol
audience that visiting Israel was her “dream.”