For her first visit to New York and the United States, Diana Golbi adopted the unofficial uniform of most city dwellers -- head-to-toe black. Black shirt, black top and tight black jeans. Her long brown hair was straight and hung past her shoulders.
One way to describe Israeli pop star Harel Skaat to American pop aficionados is to call him the Israeli “Clay Aiken”—a comparison Skaat might not like, considering he shies away from comparisons lest they smear his individuality.
Last week a handful of yordim (Israelis who “descended” to America) were given the rare opportunity to make aliyah; that is, to rise back up to Israel--and to stardom. Kochav Nolad (“A Star is Born”), Israel’s “American Idol” knock-off, came to Hollywood, literally, to scout talent for its seventh season.