As Twitter goes forth and multiplies, so does the number of Israelis using and abusing Twitter (though perhaps not as widely as it could and probably should). And amongst that increasing number, is an ever growing number of Israeli celebrities that you might want to follow in order to get a taste of the, er, high life in Israel…
This list is currently fairly short as it includes only those who write in English – though even if I was to add those who write almost entirely in Hebrew, such as leading politicians Benyamin Netanyahu (the PM of course) and Tzipi Livni (leader of the Kadima party), the list would still be incredibly short. Pick up of Twitter is slow among the cultural and political elite in the Holy Land, though we’ll keep a track and update this list with any newbies. And if you know of any Israeli celebs out there not on this list, let us know!
And don’t worry, an Israeli celeb is just like any other international celeb – yep, they’ll probably never ever follow you back.
|@noatishby– Noa is one of Israel’s more successful exports to Hollywood, though still not quite big-time. She describes herself as “Acting, producing, story telling. Dog loving.”|
|@guyzo – Guy delivers the late night news show on Israel’s Channel 10, and also goes to my gym. He describes himself as “Stands and Delivers”.|
|@ivrilider– Ivri is the Coldplay of Israeli rock’n’roll. He doesn’t have a bio, just a link to his website.|
|@talberman – Tal has no Bio but lives in Tel Aviv – he is a very popular morning radio show DJ and often hosts culture-related TV shows.|
|@avidichter– Avi Dichter is one of the only Israeli politicians to write often in English. He describes himself as “Member of Knesset (Israeli parliament) and former Shabak chief”.|
|@assiazar – Assi recently gained celebrity status as joint host of Israel’s first ever season of Big Brother. He describes himself as “a tv host… and i hope that a good one”.|
|@yonibloch – Yoni is a multi-talented singer, also a recent panellist on the Israeli Star is Born TV show. He has no Bio but does include a link to his website.|
|@YossiBoublil – Quite possibly the only fake celeb in this list, and the most likely to follow you back. Yossi rose to fame on the first ever season of Big Brother and describes himself as a “porcupine from Ashkelon, now with important goals in life – Gilad Shalit (the Israeli soldier kidnapped over 3 years ago)”.|
|@roni_duani– Otherwise known as Roni Superstar the pop songstress, Roni describes herself as a “full time isreali singer, side job as a communication student”. Bless her for the typo, but at least she’s trying…
|@idotadmor – Renowned dancer and choreographer, and TV dance contest panellist. He also doesn’t have a Bio section, just a link to his very nicely designed website.|