web analytics
March 27, 2015 / 7 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Hispanic TV Personalities Taste Israel

“It reaffirmed for me how important it is to have dinner with your family at home."
Raul De Molina in Israel

Raul De Molina in Israel
Photo Credit: Courtesy: America's Voices in Israel (AVI)

For Raul De Molina, an Emmy award winning co-host of a top-rated entertainment news show, El Gorda y la Flaca, a recent visit to Israel with a group of Hispanic media personalities rekindled a new kind of appreciation for food. The Latin superstar, who hosts the popular show on America’s fifth largest television network, Univision Network, is also the network’s resident food expert.

The Cuban-born De Molina, along with several other leading Latin media figures took in the sights, sounds and tastes of the Holy Land with the organization, America’s Voices in Israel (AVI), which brings notable figures to Israel throughout the year. Other Latino stars in the group included Don Francisco, the iconic Chilean entertainer behind history’s longest-running entertainment program, “Sabado Gigante.”

For both De Molina and Francisco, the AVI-sponsored trip was not their first to the Holy Land.

“This is my second visit to Israel,” De Molina told Tazpit News Agency while the group was eating at Jerusalem’s famous Eucalyptus Restaurant on Sunday. “I came in 2009 with my wife, but this time around I got to see a more personal side of the country.”

De Molina, who was in the middle of filming a food clip at the Jerusalem restaurant for Univision, stopped to describe the highlight of his current trip.

“The Friday night Shabbat dinner was very special,” he said to Tazpit News Agency, describing the traditional Friday night meal that the group experienced at a private home in David’s Village, across Jerusalem’s Old City.

“It reaffirmed for me how important it is to have dinner with your family at home. Going out to a restaurant is not the same,” said De Molina, who regularly writes about food and restaurants.

“We spent four or five hours at this Shabbat dinner and I loved every minute. In the US, families are so busy, leading separate lives from each other.”

“I can’t do Shabbat dinner, because we’re Catholic. But the family dinner concept is definitely something I want to import back to my home in America. Food can bring together the people closest to you in the right setting,” added De Molina, who frequently tweeted about his Israel trip to his 920,000 followers on Twitter.

Don Francisco, also known as Mario Kreutzberger, the son of Holocaust survivors from Germany who grew up in Chile, told Tazpit News Agency that he has visited Israel many times over his lifetime. “When I first came here 48 years ago, I could never imagine that Israel would grow to be the country it is today,” he said.

Francisco, who hosts Sábado Gigante, a widely popular family entertainment show that has been on air for 50 years (the longest-running variety show according to the Guinness Book of World Records) and seen by millions of Hispanic viewers across the world, would like to do a future documentary about Jerusalem.

“This is a city with a nest of faiths,” says Francisco, who has interviewed many famous personalities on his show including American presidents and international entertainers. “I would like to spend some time documenting this city in the future.”

About the Author: Anav Silverman is a regular contributor to Tazpit News Agency.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

9 Responses to “Hispanic TV Personalities Taste Israel”

  1. I would love to go to Jerusalem

  2. I would love to go to Jerusalem

  3. Marie S Chavira T says:

    So nice

  4. I would love with a passion love, with all my heart visit jerusalem!!!

  5. Felicidades Sr Raul de Molina

  6. Congratulations Mi Gordo Bello

  7. Muchas Felicidades, Gordo y a Don Francisco! One day….I will visit Jerusalem! :)

  8. Janet Rios says:

    Raul de molina y don francisco 2 orgullos hispanos(: …me encanta ver los chismecitos de los artistas en EL GORDO Y LA FLACA !

  9. Gracias adios por aver mandado dos personas tan especiales a este mundo tu Raul y Don Fracisco…. y tu bieron el prebilejio de estar en Jerusalen y como siempre llevarnos con ustedes para conoser un poco de esta tierra santa…Dios los vendiga siempre…

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu to Release Frozen Palestinian Authority Tax Revenue
Latest News Stories
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The PA hasn’t changed anything on their end, so why did Netanyahu suddenly change his policy?

Netanyahu and Saudi King Salman.

Obama’s “two-state” phobia shows how much he and his experts do not understand the Middle East.

Rice

Kosher for Passover? Depends who you ask.

The main suspect confessed to passing on information to Syria through the Internet.

Has anyone asked Obama why Netanyahu should even think about agreeing to a Palestinian Authority country?

A U.S. Air Force F-15 warplane dropped approximately 60,000 leaflets over the Syrian city of Raqaa to discourage people from joining the Islamic State (ISIS), the Pentagon revealed Thursday. The “Military Information Support Operations,” propaganda campaign was carried out last week and was the first time the United States has used the tactic in Syria. […]

Israel reportedly wants to change the names to Hebrew, which would affront Muslim sensitivities.

The non-binding vote approves funds for imposing sanctions if Iran violates a deal.

Congress is ‘fed up’ with being left in the dark on the Iran negotiations

While there’s not much snow left, there are bike trails, hiking trails and extreme mountain sleds.

The White House says another foreign policy failure proves Obama is doing something right, but it not clear exactly what.

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he supports Saudi Arabia’s attack on Iranian-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen Saudi Arabia has been joined by other oil-rich states, including Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the Gulf States, all of whom said that “they “have decided to answer the call of President Hadi to protect Yemen and his […]

The former US envoy to the United Nations writes in the NY Times that bombing Iran is the only way to stop a nuclear arms race.

More Articles from Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
Ukrainian Olim at Ben Gurion Airport on March 24, 2015

With one week to go before Passover, 110 new Ukrainian immigrants landed in Israel on Tuesday morning, March 24. The majority of newcomers are refugees who fled the fighting zones in the eastern part of the Ukraine including the husband of a woman killed by a direct rock hit that slammed into their house in […]

Israel's Pres. Reuven Rivlin launches project with 'Collective Impact' to integrate Israeli Arab workers into the private business sector.

While the antisemites celebrate “Israel Apartheid Week”, a local survey found that 65% of Israeli-Arabs are proud to be Israeli.

The employees of Israel’s Knesset are also completing preparations as they bid farewell to those Knesset Members leaving and welcome new members to Israel’s parliament building.

Wein’s artwork depicting his journey to recovery recently won first place in a unique art competition.

How the volume made its way from a 17th-century Frankfurt printing press to finding its twin in Haifa is a fascinating story.

The app placed first among 800 other nominees as the contest, which has been described as the Oscars for the mobile world.

It was probably the first time that the marble relief portrait of Moses hanging in the House Chamber ever received such public acknowledgement.

The unique desert landscape that covers large parts of Israel allow for its positioning as a leading destination for cyclists, with a comfortable climate year-round and spectacular desert scenery.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hispanic-tv-personalities-taste-israel/2013/06/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: