Launched on Wednesday, the campaign marks Geller's return to
his native country from Britain and aims to keep Israelis
vigilant, though public fears of any imminent war with Iran,
Syria or Lebanese and Palestinian guerrillas have receded.
"I decided to do something else, to save lives and help
emergency preparations in Israel, which my family and I are
making our home base after 43 years abroad," Geller told
The 67-year-old entertainer is best known internationally for
mental tricks such as bending spoons and stopping watches.
In the ads, Israelis are invited to submit their location at the
military's Home Front Command website, where pre-recordings of
Geller will "telepathically" inform them where and how quickly
to seek cover if air-raid sirens sound.
Such shelters are also meant to provide protection in the event
(Writing by Dan Williams; editing by Gareth Jones)
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