Live it up like a celebrity in the Holy Land

Ever wanted to know what top international celebrities are up to when they visit Israel? Well, now you can follow in their footsteps because we have the inside scoop on where famous faces like Madonna and Mick Jagger like to sleep, eat and play
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By Yoni Cohen |

With year-round sunshine, miles of beaches, endless fancy hotels and top chef restaurants, Tel Aviv has a lot of the same qualities as favorite celebrity playgrounds such as Los Angeles and Cannes. Okay, so the slightly complicated political situation means that international A-Listers don’t flock to Israel at the same rate they do to other luxury locations, but the “brave” ones who do make it over here know how to live it up to the max. Whether they are regular visitors, or come once in a while, the VIPs who travel to Israel are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants, hotels, beaches and historical sites. Take a peek inside what an A-List celebrity’s visit to Israel looks like, star by star. 

Celebrities wining & dining in Israel

Mick Jagger
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Mick Jagger

When it comes to party animals, Mick Jagger is up there with the best of them and when he was in Israel, he certainly lived up to his reputation. On what was by far the hottest day of the year in Tel Aviv, Mick and his Rolling Stones bandmates held a smoking party at the Mr & Mrs Lee restaurant located in a very swanky neighborhood in the north of the city. Mick and the gang requested a special vegetarian menu and Chef Shaul Ben Aderet laid out his finest spread. As the evening wore on, the energetic band leader started dancing on the restaurant's tables, dragging up some of the special  guests who came to celebrate with him. One of the lucky girls who got to move like Jagger was homegrown supermodel Bar Refaeli who was treated to a special song by the rocker. When not dancing the night away with supermodels, Mick also found the time to do some sightseeing. He travelled up the coast to the Roman ruins at Caesarea and later joined his bandmates at the trendy Port Café for a bite to eat by the ocean.


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