Boy, 11, faints trying to imitate TV contestant

November 26, 2006 15:42


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


A Haifa fifth-grader was evacuated to a local hospital on Sunday afternoon after he stopped breathing and fainted while trying to imitate one of the contestants on magician Uri Geller's reality show. He was treated for bruises to the forehead and chin and listed lightly injured. In an interview to Army Radio, the boy's uncle, Itzik Elezra, urged a restriction on the age of viewers for Geller's program. "I think the segment [on the show] where a person stopped his pulse could lead kids to do all sorts of silly things. What happened today could have been a catastrophe," Elezra said. "There was no warning that the show is not appropriate for children." The show's producers said in response that the tricks performed on the show were executed by people with "special abilities", and therefore viewers are asked not to attempt to try them at home.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town