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MK Geraldo Rivera?

Talk show host says he wants to make aliyah, run for Knesset

Itamar Eichner
Published: 03.05.06, 12:13 / Israel News

Shelly Yechimovitz isn't alone. Another TV personality has decided to trade in his microphone for Israeli politics. Says who? None other than American talk show host Geraldo Rivera, in an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Israel's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday.


"I've wanted to make aliyah (immigrate to Israel) for years, so I could run for the Knesset and further my ideas to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace," he said.


Rivera, 62, has been a reporter and presenter for Fox News for years. Amongst other things, he has reported on the war in Afghanistan and the Israel-Palestinian conflict.


'I would die for Israel'


Rivera, whose mother was Jewish, says he was raised as a Jew and had a bar mitzvah.


"I would die for Israel," he told the Inquirer.


"We must take risks for peace," he continued. "I want peace between Jews and Palestinians, based on equality for both countries."


And what would he do if elected to the Knesset?


"I would cause a fuss, and every day I would attack someone else," he said.


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