WHO KNEW? Simon Cowell is a big supporter of Israel

Simon Cowell, creator of ‘American Idol’ and the ‘X Factor’ singing competitions, not only donates money to Israel and the IDF, he raises money for them. Apparently, Cowell is also a big supporter of one Israeli in particular – Supermodel Bar Rafaeli.


IsraellyCool  Simon Cowell has donated a fair bit of money to Friends of the IDF. With Lionel Richie performing.

Haim Saban and Simon Cowell enjoyed their evening at a Friends of the IDF Western Region Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Saban and Cowell donated $2.3 million and $50,000 respectively, and the event raised NIS 70 million in total. The almost 1,200 attendees enjoyed a rare singing performance from Lionel Richie.

‘The Jewish and Israeli community in Los Angeles appreciates and embraces the soldiers of the IDF, and will continue to do everything [possible] in order to give thanks to them and strengthen them in whatever is needed,’ said Saban.

But Cowell didn’t stop there. He was even willing to embarrass himself by singing the Power Rangers theme song for – wait for it – $1 million.

Israel’s version of the ‘X Factor’ premiered its first official promo starring format creator Simon Cowell and local edition host, Bar Refaeli.

I bet you didn’t know there were so many Israel supporters in Hollywood. Shhhh, don’t tell anyone, we wouldn’t want them to lose any jobs because of it.