Jackie Mason says his first news conference in Tel Aviv last week was interrupted by an Iraqi missile attack.

"I felt in danger very much," he said upon returning to New York. "I tried to be philosophical about it, but I can't deny that it's frightening." Mason stopped his one-man Broadway show and spent three days in Israel last week on a goodwill visit.

"When the (air raid) sirens sound, you grab your gas mask and run to the shelter," he said.