update desk

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel

American actor Dean Cain, known for his superhero role in the hit 1990s’ TV show “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” visited the Western Wall as part of a trip to Israel.

American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’ TV show “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” visited Israel on a trip organized by From the Depths, an organization dedicated to Holocaust remembrance and education.

On Tuesday, Cain met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem. Netanyahu uploaded a video to his Facebook page joking that Cain should have come earlier.

“Superman visited my office this evening. Bad timing though. We solved everything right before he arrived,” wrote Netanyahu.

In the video, the premier is seen greeting Cain and telling him: “Superman, we have already solved everything; now you’re coming?” to which Cain responds, “You are the real Superman . . . well done, sir.”

“Israel is all I’ve imagined and more! Such a beautiful country, wonderful people and vibrant democracy,” Cain told the British Jewish News. “I’ve not yet had a chance to see all the country and deeply look forward to the rest of my time here, and I’m sure I’ll be back again soon. For me, the most moving is being able to share this visit with my son, Christopher, to walk the streets that kings and prophets walked, share this history with him as well as show him how much a country can build and succeed in just 70 years.”

On Wednesday, Cain visited the Western Wall, or Kotel, donning a “Superman” kipah at the holy site.

You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.

Just before you scroll on...

Israel is at war.

JNS is combating the stream of misinformation on Israel with real, honest and factual reporting. In order to deliver this in-depth, unbiased coverage of Israel and the Jewish world, we rely on readers like you.

The support you provide allows our journalists to deliver the truth, free from bias and hidden agendas. Can we count on your support?

Every contribution, big or small, helps JNS.org remain a trusted source of news you can rely on.

Become a part of our mission by donating today
Comments
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates