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30 Mar 2009

Famous Israelian Eltonites

Sharon Cohen, professionally known as Dana International was born on 2nd February 1972 and she is an Israeli pop singer of a Yemenite Jewish origin. She is most famous for having won the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest with her song "Diva." She declared her admiration to Elton: "I won't be surprised if one day I will record a duet with Elton John" said Dana on an interview, "In all modesty, I think that there is no limit to what anyone can do, if he only believes in himself."

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on December 1946, to Hungarian Jewish parents, Uri Geller was named after a cousin who had been killed in a bus accident. At the age of 11, Geller and his family moved to Nicosia, Cyprus, where he attended a Catholic high school and learned English. Then at the age of 18 he served as a paratrooper in the Israeli Army, and was wounded in action during the 1967 Six-Day War. Geller first started to perform as a magician in nightclubs in Tel Aviv. By the 1970s, Geller became popular in the United States and Europe. He also received attention from the scientific community, who were interested in examining his psychic abilities. At the peak of his career in the 1970s, he worked full-time, performing for television audiences worldwide.

Uri Geller explained on the following article how John Lennon believed in extraterrestrials and the experience he related to him. He reminded that Thanksgiving Day, in 1974, with John and Elton and he wrote: "When we first met on November 28, 1974 he was suffering terribly from his separation from Yoko. His drug abuse, and drinking, linked to the sorrow of Yoko's recent miscarriage, had driven them apart, and John desperately wanted to mend the relationship.

He just didn't know how to make the first move. The night Lennon and I were introduced, Elton John was playing at Madison Square Gardens. Elton was trying to persuade the ex-Beatle to get up on stage with him, and John was torn -- he wanted to perform but he was scared.

Finally he turned to me and offered a deal, as though I were a negotiator sent by God: "I'll sing," he said, "but you have to make Yoko call me."

Like all of John's jokes, this one was a plea from the heart, wrapped in a sardonic quip. Yoko phoned John out of the blue, 36 hours later"

From Uri Geller's article "Experiences with UFOs: The Night the Aliens called John Lennon", on

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