Superman to fly to Israel for Knesset visit

Superman actor of the 1990s, Dean Cain, may save the day this Wednesday when he’ll attend a Knesset event saluting Israel at the invitation of his friend, Zionist Union MK Hilik Bar.

By Amihai Attali


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.

MK Bar (L) invited his friend Dean Cain to visit Israel – Photo: From חיליק בר Hilik Bar Twitter Page

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.

“I asked him to visit the Knesset for a salute to Israel,” Bar said. “He agreed without much deliberation, and I really hope this will allow his hundreds of thousands of followers to witness his love of Israel and the special experiences he will surely see here.”


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