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Alert: Chelsea Handler is in Israel


Brace yourself, Israel: Chelsea Handler is in you. The Jewish comedienne posted a photo of herself at Jaffa’s Summit Garden (“Gan HaPisga”) on Monday afternoon, Jerusalem time. “Homelanding in my homeland. With my jugs in my jacket,” she wrote, ending the post with an emphatic “RESPECT” hashtag.

Handler was indeed modestly and mysteriously attired, wearing sunglasses and a scarf in an homage to Homeland protagonist Carrie Mathison. (Regarding those “jugs”: In October 2014, she posted a photo of herself shirtless astride a horse—à la Putin—to Instagram, to protest the app’s censoring of women’s bodies. (And the Russian president’s douchiness, natch.) The caption read, “Anything a man can do, a woman has the right to do better. #kremlin.” Studies show it was the most epic and brilliant feminist troll of all time.)

According to YNet, Handler is in Israel “for a private visit” and to “participate in a fundraiser for the Tal Center for Integrative Oncology at the Sheba Medical Center,” which is located just outside Tel Aviv.

In 2013, the comedienne explored her family’s connection to Nazi Germany on the TLC program Who Do You Think You Are? Though her father is Jewish and she was raised in the Jewish faith, her mother’s parents were Germans who emigrated to the U.S. after World War II. Her grandfather had served in the German army, ultimately ending up in Montana as a POW.

“Whether or not he agreed with Hitler, he was serving in the German army, and then he was taken as a prisoner of war to America where he stayed for several years,” Handler said on the show. “My German grandma definitely spoke about her life during the war way more than my grandfather did. He never spoke about it.”

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