Hollywood Benefit for Sderot

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CBNNews.com - On Tuesday, some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Sylvester Stallone, Paula Abdul and Jon Voight, will take part in a fundraising, solidarity concert for the besieged Israeli city of Sderot, which has been hit by more than 7,000 Kassam rockets in the past seven years.

Entitled "Live for Sderot," the concert features a performance by Israeli singer Ninet Tayeb.

Along with leaders of the local Jewish community, Hollywood celebrities and movie stars, a delegation of 10 teenagers from Sderot will be guests of honor at Tuesday's event.

After arriving in LA over the weekend, the 15-year-old Israelis each received $100 in spending money and a new iPOD.

A whirlwind of weekend activities included a hockey match, a tour of Hollywood's Walk of Fame, and dinner with Ninet Tayeb and Israeli Consul General in LA Jacob Dayan.

During their one-week stay, the kids will see an NBA basketball game, tour Universal Studios, visit a Beverly Hills High School, where they'll talk about what it's like to live under the threat of daily Kassam rocket attacks.

Among the guests at Tuesday night's solidarity concert will be Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who will launch the State of Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations.

Meanwhile on Monday, a Kassam rocket landed near a school in Sderot's city center, seriously injuring a 10-year-old boy with shrapnel wounds to his shoulder. He was evacuated to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon. Several other residents were treated for shock.

Source: YNet news service

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