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Elon Musk posts selfie from Masada: “Live free or die”

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla & SpaceX, makes unannounced trip to Israel, climbs Masada, and enjoys some drinks at a Jerusalem pub.

By Mordechai Sones


South African-born American-Canadian billionaire Elon Musk made an unannounced visit to Israel that included climbing Masada and a jaunt to a Jerusalem pub.

Musk is the CEO of electric car manufacturer Tesla, and is the founder of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX.

“Paid respects to Masada earlier today. Live free or die,” Musk wrote, under the picture he posted to Instagram Tuesday on Masada. The post received more than half a million likes.

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In addition, Musk uploaded a video at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, and wrote: “Last night in Jerusalem and the best menu ever.” Continue Reading »

This Summer the Israeli Opera returns to perform at Masada



Polish director Michal Znaniecki, who specializes in open-air productions, brings the Israeli Opera to the Judean desert in its performance of ‘La traviata’ in June 2014.




The Israeli Opera is bringing Giuseppe Verdi’s much-loved opera, La traviata, to Masada in June 2014. Conductor Daniel Oren will take the podium as he has done in years past at the Masada International Opera Festival, while Polish director Michal Znaniecki – who specializes in open-air productions—will meld the Paris salon with the Judean Desert.

Aida at Masada: The desert backdrop was perfect for the improbable love story of the Ethiopian princess and the Egyptian army officer.

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