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November 3, 2013 2:46 pm

Paula Abdul On Visit to Israel: ‘Most Magnificent Trip I’ve Ever Taken’

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Former pop-star and current TV personality Paula Abdul said in an interview Sunday with The Associated Press that her current ongoing visit to Israel is “the most magnificent trip [she’s] ever taken.”

“I’ve traveled the world touring and things like that but I don’t get the chance to see much of wherever I’m at,” she said. Abdul described the visit as “the most magnificent trip I’ve ever taken … magical and emotional.”

An official guest of Israel’s ministry of tourism, Abdul has been touring the country on a 10-day visit, which has included a meeting with President Shimon Peres, a trip to the Western Wall—where she reportedly celebrated her bat mitzvah—and other sites throughout the country.

“Beyond being Jewish, I’ve always found myself to be very much in tune with spirituality,” the 51-year-old Abdul told The Associated Press. “I feel very grateful coming to Israel now, where as a woman I know who I am a lot more than even 10 years ago.”

During the interview Abdul also weighed in on American pop star Miley Cyrus, not because of her recent comment about Jewish record executives, but for her popularization of twerking, a dance that involves hip-shaking and other sexually charged movements.

“I think when girls dance, they should be girls,” Abdul said. “I don’t find it the most attractive kind of dance. My Chihuahua can twerk and stick her tongue out at the same time too.”

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  • Steven Korbin

    The BDS’ers have harvested all the low hanging fruit. Now they’re going after 4 foot tall girls…and proving unworthy of the challenge.

  • Lynne T

    As a Jew whose Syrian Jewish father had to “immigrate” as the Wikipedians put it, the BDSers were definitely barking up the wrong tree if they thought they could harass Paula into boycotting the country where some of her family reside.

  • Stormin’Norm

    Paula….a Nice Jewish Girl!!!!

  • Agreed! I love Paul Abdul for withstanding the BDS pressure and carrying out her intention to tour Israel. She’s a great ambassador for our wonderful country!

  • schm0e

    Nice to read about celeb that isn’t issuing press releases about “boycotting Israel”.

    Rock on, Paula.