Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Natalie Portman of Israeli politics

"Here's a fun fact: Ariel Sharon's birth name was actually Ariel Scheinermann. So that means that even in Israel, celebrities change their names to sound less Jewy. He was the Natalie Portman of Israeli politics. Well, is. See? I still forget."
(June 18, 2009, Bloggin' with Mr. Cooper)

1 comment:

  1. Actually, "Sharon" is a Hebrew word. "Scheinermann" is a German word.

    Why would a Jew in Israel keep a Germanic name?