Thursday, October 11, 2012

Meet Israel’s head magician

Master illusionist David Copperfield with Pelled.
Dahlia Pelled takes two ordinary rubber bands and stretches one with her fingers. Then she scrunches up the second band and “melts” it into the first until they become one, not more than four inches in front of your eyes.

Though the president of the Israeli Society of Magicians has many other neat tricks up her sleeve, rubber-band sleight of hand is her trademark. Photographs on the walls of her Givatayim office overlooking the Tel Aviv skyline show her doing magic for former US President Bill Clinton, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, and Israeli Prime Ministers Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Olmert.

After witnessing Pelled’s slick trick, Biden quipped that he would love to take her along to sensitive meetings in the West Bank. -- Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

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