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‘Madagascar 2′ stars visit Israel

Jeffrey Katzenberg, left, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock at Yad Vashem Children's Memorial on Nov. 24, 2008. (Yad Vashem / BPH Images)

Jeffrey Katzenberg, left, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock at Yad Vashem Children’s Memorial on Nov. 24, 2008. (Yad Vashem / BPH Images)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The stars of the film "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" received a warm reception in Israel.

Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith, as well as producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, were in the Jewish state over the weekend for the Israeli premiere of the animated movie. The trio of actors signed hundreds of autographs and were cheered wherever they went, the Jerusalem Post reported.

"It’s much better than Hollywood," Rock said. "They don’t like us in Hollywood, but here they love us."

The actors — the voices of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra and Gloria the Hippo — on Sunday visited the Western Wall, Yad Vashem and the Dead Sea.

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