'Seinfeld' star to address peace talks at Knesset parley

Jason Alexander part of delegation of over 30 entrepreneurs and entertainers from the US visiting Israel to promote peace.

October 23, 2011 15:48
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Actor Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Frank Costanza may have famously asked for “serenity now” on Seinfeld, but George Costanza, also known as comedian Jason Alexander, plans to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority at a conference in the Knesset titled “The Knesset and the Nation: A debate in the aftermath of the Schalit deal” on Monday afternoon.

Speaking on Channel 2 Sunday night, Alexander, sporting a toupee that covered his trademark bald dome, said he felt the excitement in the country since his arrival over the release of Schalit.

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Alexander is part of a delegation of more than 30 entrepreneurs and entertainers from the US visiting Israel with the “One Voice” campaign. The group will be hosted by MK Yoel Hasson (Kadima), the head of the Knesset Caucus to Promote the Two-State Solution and Separation Between Israel and the Palestinians.

“After we negotiated with extremists in order to bring back Gilad Schalit, now is the time for balance and to begin negotiations with moderates,” Hasson said. “In light of what is happening around us in the Arab world recently, in which extremists have been strengthened, Israel must be among those who stop this trend.”

The discussion will be held in a round-table format allowing MKs and delegation members equal opportunities to participate, which Hasson said was inspired by the social protests this summer.

Government Services Minister Michael Eitan (Likud), MK Doron Avital (Kadima), MK Marina Solodkin (Kadima), MK Eitan Cabel (Labor) and other caucus members are expected to attend the event.

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