Israeli paparazzi were ready and waiting as American reality television star Kim Kardashian, her superstar rapper husband Kanye West and their 22-month-old toddler, North West, together with her sister, Khloe, touched down in the Holy Land today (April 13).
With all due respect to Hollywood’s Richard Gere, who is in Jerusalem filming Joseph Cedar’s latest project, the hype around the Kardashian clan is unprecedented.
Hebrew gossip sites are citing the visit as “extremely noteworthy because they are currently the most talked-about family on the planet” and not past their heyday, as are many of Hollywood’s visitors to Israel.
The Kardashians were scheduled to stay at the Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem but after word leaked to the media about their pillow plans, they were moved to another hotel in the capital.
Upon disembarking from their private plane, the famous entourage took cover in a convoy of armored jeeps.
According to JTA, the Kardashians will visit the Western Wall and other Jerusalem holy sites and take some footage for their reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. A visit to the Dead Sea is also supposedly on the itinerary.
The Kardashians arrived in Israel from a short trip to Armenia, where they went to celebrate their family’s roots. They are set to visit Jordan next.