Heh. The first Israeli anime convention apparently had a decent first year in Tel Aviv. There's a line in the article about how such-and-such learned English "from Japanese cartoons".
But now I'm picturing the security guys at an Israeli anime con, wondering if a Palestinian would be both hip enough and crazy enough to show up in a costume packed with C4 and poisoned nails inside of the foam and colorful felt. Brr.
Via the still-maddeningly-un-perma-linked Anime News Network, which thankfully doesn't seem to have covered the whole driveby-musical-guest-thing yet.
Edit: whoops, apparently it *isn't* the first Israeli anime con, the con chair and organizer is just a typically full-of-shit self-promoter. Oh, well.