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Source: Metromix – Chicago Tribune
For two seasons now, Cote de Pablo, who was born in Chile and raised in Miami, has played Ziva David, an Israeli Mossad agent assigned to the “NCIS” investigative team.
But the actress had never been to Israel. Until now.
“Someone from the Israeli department of tourism watched the show and saw that there was an Israeli character on the show, and they were very happy about that,” de Pablo said in a recent phone interview. “So they offered to give me a full tour of Israel.”
The actress recently returned from her jaunt to Israel, and it sounded as though her head was still spinning. She said she loved the place and thought it gave her new insight into her driven character.
“I’m still trying to digest everything,” de Pablo said. “Everywhere you go, you’re surrounded by Muslims and Christians and Jews, you can feel the tension, and you can understand why that is going on, but at the same time, everywhere you walk is holy. I went to [the historic fort] Masada, I floated on the Dead Sea.” Another experience that made a big impression on her was a visit to Yad Vashem, the Israeli memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.