With the recent crisis surrounding the IDF draft bill, the Knesset seems in dire need of a superhero. This coming Wednesday, it seems, the Israeli parliament will get one.
Actor Dean Cain, world renowned for portraying the Man of Steel, Superman, in the seminal nineties television series Lois and Clark, will visit the Knesset Wednesday to express his support of Israel in a conference organized by Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Hilik Bar.
Somewhat surprisingly, the parliamentarian and Hollywood actor have been maintaining friendly ties for the past two years. The two initially met in Poland, when Bar—chairman of the Poland-Israel Friendship Association—visited the country for a Holocaust survivors' appreciation event, and Cain was in Warsaw for a project with the city's zoo.
"We clicked in an instant," Bar recounted, "and then I discovered his curiosity towards Israel, which—with the passage of time—transformed into love of the country."
Several weeks ago, it was decided that Cain will visit Israel as part of a series he was currently shooting.