Sunday, February 12, 2012

Whitney Houston's Israel Connection

Whitney Houston was not Jewish, but she did have a connection to the State of Israel. The singer, who died yesterday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, traveled to Israel in 2003 with her then husband Bobby Brown.

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were invited to tour Israel by the Black Hebrews, who live in Israel's southern city of Dimona. Together with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, the couple traveled the country for a week and even met with then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Houston reportedly told Prime Minister Sharon that she felt at home in Israel. Houston and Brown were named honorary citizens of the Israeli city.

Here's the classic coverage of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's Israel visit as reported by Jon Stewart who even managed to drop the Yiddish word farkakte.

In 1986 French Jewish singer Serge Gainsbourg met Whitney Houston on a French television show. It appeared that Gainsbourg was intoxicated. Here's the video (caution: includes R-rated language):


Tal said...

awesome post, didn't know that!

Anonymous said...

How do you kno she wasn't a decendent of one of The 12 Tribes of Israel that were scattered around the world in slavery and still haven't returned to their homeland. In order to be what you call a Jew you must be of Shemetic decent. 90 percent of the people who call themselves Jews today are Ashkenazi Jews ... They were converts not the original Jews. That's why Whitney Houston said "I feel like I'm home".