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“).
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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.