Comedian Jackie Mason canceled his Broadway show for three days to go to Israel on a goodwill mission, another in a list of entertainers who have recently gone there to show support during the Persian Gulf war.
Mason, star of "Jackie Mason: Brand New," plans to tour neighborhoods and meet Mayors Shlomo Lahat of Tel Aviv and Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem. He left Monday and will return Friday on the trip arranged by the Israeli Consulate.Topol, the Israeli star who plays Tevye the milkman in the Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof," left Saturday and plans to return by Sunday.
Mike Burstyn, who portrays Mayer Rothschild in the off-Broadway revival of "The Rothschilds," left for Israel on Sunday and is due back by the weekend.
Last week, Zubin Mehta, musical director of the New York Philharmonic, flew to Tel Aviv to show affection for Israel.