“Last night, my wife Sarah and I hosted Mariah Carey and her boyfriend James Parker for dinner. Carey was very excited to be in Israel for her first-ever visit and said that seeing the Western Wall was the highlight of her tour. Carey told us how she fell in love with Israel’s beautiful scenery and noted how much the landscapes in the south inspired her.
Sarah and I spoke about how boys and girls in Israel are drafted into the army at age 18, like our sons Yair and Avner were. Carey was greatly interested in this and asked us about the concern and the pride that are well known to every mother and father in Israel.
Carey revealed that she had waited for years to visit Israel. I hope that she will return again soon for another visit.
Mariah, thank you for coming. It was a pleasure to host you.”
– Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו