Canadian-American actress to meet with religious parties in support of bill banning fur trade
(Following in her predecessor, Brigitte Bardot)
The Knesset Education, Culture, and Sports Committee, including Shas and United Torah Judaism representatives, are in for a surprise: Pamela Anderson is expected to join their discussion table.
Anderson, a Canadian-American actress and advocate for animal rights, is expected to arrive in Israel to take part in a discussion intended to soften the religious parties' objection to the fur bill presented by Knesset Member Ronit Tirosh (Kadima). The bill calls for a ban on fur trade in Israel.
Anderson was approached by representatives of the International Anti-Fur Coalition, led by Jane Halevi. The meeting has yet to be set due to the actress's busy schedule.
"We don't know her, but if she wants to meet I hope she know that we observe Negiah (Halacha concept that forbids or restricts physical contact with a member of the opposite sex)," a Shas MK said with a smile.
MK Ronit Tirosh noted, "I'm not sure that this visit will convince the religious parties, but any supporter of the bill is welcome as far as I'm concerned."