In Israel for the first time last week, Hollywood stars Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts (and their two cute kids) planted a pistachio tree (and other trees) in the Galilee with the Jewish National Fund (JNF). Though we loved their appearances in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “King Kong”, we think that tree planting certificates and soil on their hands suit Schrieber and Watts just as well.
The couple’s itinerary was planned by the JNF and included swimming in the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret), visiting the biblical zoo in Jerusalem, seeing important Christian and Jewish holy sites, taking advantage of Tel Aviv’s beaches. Not to mention meeting with President Shimon Peres.
The trip had a special meaning for Schreiber, whose grandfather had always wanted him to visit Israel and who, unfortunately, died before that could happen.
Watts recited a blessing over the tree as Schrieber and the couple’s young son, Sacha, eagerly planted it.
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