Mariah Carey visited an Israeli friend in New York (according to Twitter her name is Liron), and showed some love to the holy land with a “Le’chaim” tweet and a very, umm, Mariah Carey pose. This is not the first time Carey showed her deep connection to Israel – Carey sang the national anthem during the Israel-Lebanon hackysack match in 2006 (in the movie “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan“).
Uri Fintzy is JTA's web content producer and also in charge of weekly video packages and occasional design projects. Uri is from Tel Aviv, Israel and a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism. He has interned with several television stations in Portland, Ore., and in CBS News in New York.