Martha Stewart arrives in Israel to scout show

American lifestyle guru Martha Stewart arrived in Israel on Thursday for her first, much-touted, visit to the country. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90 Martha Stewart arrives in Israel. The magazine publisher and TV show host, who served five months in prison …

American lifestyle guru Martha Stewart arrived in Israel on Thursday for her first, much-touted, visit to the country.

Martha Stewart
Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90
Martha Stewart arrives in Israel.

The magazine publisher and TV show host, who served five months in prison in 2004 for lying to investigators about a stock sale, will be scouting for a possible episode of her show in Israel.

Her itinerary will take her to Tel Aviv, the Galilee, Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea. She is traveling at the invitation of Israel’s Ministry of Tourism.

“I have always wanted to come here and I am so eager to see not only the holy sites and historic monuments, but also to tour markets, visit wineries and sample Israel’s cuisine,” Stewart said as she disembarked from her flight from New York.

In the Dead Sea, Stewart tweeted to fans: “I am at the lowest point on earth, about 420 meters below sea level. The water is about 90ish degrees. The bottom drops off very quickly but no fear of sinking. Very buoyant.”

About Nicky Blackburn

Editor and Israel Director, Nicky Blackburn has worked extensively as a journalist and editor both in Britain and Israel for a range of national and international publications including The Cambridge Evening News, London News, Travel Weekly, Israel High Tech Investor, and The Times of London. She was the Associate Editor at LINK Israel’s Business and Technology Magazine, and the High-Tech Correspondent for The Jerusalem Post.