Daily Israel Report

Watch: Israeli Hollywood Star Protests for Teens in Times Square

Watch famed Israeli Hollywood celeb and international model protest kidnapping in New York's landmark site.
By Ari Yashar, Ari Soffer
First Publish: 6/16/2014, 3:38 PM

Israeli Hollywood actress and internationally renowned model Moran Atias protested in New York's landmark Times Square on Sunday, calling for the return of the three Israeli yeshiva students who were kidnapped by terrorists last Thursday night from Kfar Etzion, Judea.

Atias stood alone in Times Square, holding a sign with "three Israeli teens kidnapped from their homeland" written on it, with their names Eyal (Yifrah), Naftali (Frenkel) and Gilad (Sha'ar) written below.

Atias posted video footage of her silent protest to her Facebook page, where it garnered over 1,300 "likes" in 15 hours, as well as to her Instagram account, which was linked to in her Twitter account.

On Instagram, Atias wrote: "my heart is with their family and my mind is with my country. ALWAYS no matter how far I am."

The Israeli Hollywood celeb stars in a new film that opened last Friday, entitled "Third Person." She appears alongside a star-studded Hollywood cast, including Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and Mila Kunis.

Atias has appeared in several Hollywood movies, including the 2010 film "The Next Three Days," moving to Hollywood after leaving her modeling and acting career in Italy. She has also been in several US TV series, such as "CSI: Miami," and "Crash."