Consider This My Yom Ha’atzmaut Post

So, apparently, this guy is going to change the way Americans view Israel.

People see me as some kind of national hero,” says Eytan Schwartz, 30, who won the reality show “The Ambassador” in March. The prize was the chance to burnish Israel’s image from the media metropolis of New York City. The show, which drew top ratings this winter, tapped into the zeitgeist of a country desperate to polish its portrayal in the media, which many Israelis think unjustly depict them as oppressors. With the good wishes of his fellow Israelis — and feeling a fair amount of pressure from them as well — Schwartz arrived here last month. His mission was to give a fresh young face to Israel’s image.

Here’s the thing. He looks real familiar. Even his story sounds familiar. Although he is a neighbor of mine in New York (he lives seven blocks away from me), I don’t think that’s how I know him. I can’t put my finger on where I saw him, but I have a feeling it was on a recent trip to California (who is that guy on the left? click on pic for more info-ck).


Next in the JTA: “Tastes Grape to Be Jewish”: The Story of Wine Guy.

Wishing you all a meaningful Yom Hazikaron and a revelrous Yom Ha’Atzmaut.

Esther Kustanowitz

For more posts by Esther, see EstherK.com, MyUrbanKvetch.com and JDatersAnonymous.com.


  1. Rabbi Yonah

    5/11/2005 at 12:56 am

  2. the man

    5/11/2005 at 1:07 am

  3. T_M

    5/11/2005 at 2:25 am

  4. Wine Guy

    5/11/2005 at 12:31 pm

  5. Esther

    5/11/2005 at 9:56 pm

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