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Leo To Help Bring Peace, Environmental Harmony

Leo's visit to his girlfriend Bar's home in Israel certainly got off to a tumultuous start, but after the initial kerfuffle, the frenzy calmed down. The vacation didn't get less exciting though! This weekend, Leo and Bar were invited to sit down with Israeli Vice Premier and former Prime Minister Shimon Peres to discuss the political situation in the area as well as Leo's recent environmental activism. Here's more:

"The meeting was pleasant and interesting," says [Peres' aide]. "Shimon told Leo about his Peace Valley project [a joint Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian economic development plan] and Leo spoke about [11th Hour,] his documentary on the environment."

The aide says Peres asked DiCaprio to help promote the stalled Middle East peace process and to further campaign for protecting the environment globally. According to the source, DiCaprio promised to help on both issues.

With Leo's commitment and passion, hopefully he will be able to be of help on both these crucial issues. Unfortunately, soon after the meeting, Leo learned that his aunt had passed away and had to cut his vacation short in order to be in Germany for the funeral. Our thoughts are with Leo and his family during this sad time.


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jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Why do you like to fight with people? I responded in earnest to your provocative statement, and you label that a defensive huff. I say "oh dear" and you pretend I called you dear Pecarrie...? I enjoy a good debate, but if a fight is what you're looking for, there are a lot of sites out there where you can find that. Popsugar, on the other hand, is a happy place as is clearly written just above the comment box.
Pecarrie Pecarrie 10 years
I know people will disagree. I like to fight with those people anyway. Why not? If people think they can get on my case, expose what they percieve as flaws in logic, then I will certainly get onto theirs, and expose what I percieve as flaws in their logic. Only fair, 'dear jennifer'. -When you say support our troops, you really say send them off to die. When you say support our troops, you really say send them off to kill thousands of innocent people.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Oh dear, Pecarrie, I certainly didn't mean to get you so upset. I'm not sure where you find the sarcasm in my response to you, I felt it was quite earnest. If you want to make people think, you might want to prepare yourself for the fact that some of those people will disagree with you.
caitlinp86 caitlinp86 10 years
we need more people like Leo.
ilove2ski ilove2ski 10 years
I'm confussed. What is going on here?
radarkitty radarkitty 10 years
On a separate note, I also want to add that when Leo says he is going to help the world environmentally, does that mean he will stop being driven around in a gas guzzling limo? I'm not sure what kind of personal vehicle Leo totes around town in but I'm pretty sure it's probably not a Prius. Not to mention the fuel consumption he uses for his private jets. I'm sure he uses a whole lot of energy up to light and heat that me, mansions he owns. Don't get me wrong. I'm sure he does alot for the world. But he also uses and abuses a lot more than the everyday person. So basically he's a hypocrite.
Pecarrie Pecarrie 10 years
Jennifer I re-stated my OPINION after you misinterpreted as a non-caring one. That is all. In my mind, my signature means: read my other statement. I made it clear to you how my view was one that I felt was caring, rather than the one that you sarcastly mis-interpreted as the opposite, in a defensive huff. Never did I claim everyone views the world from my personal perspective. You are irrational to make such an assumption, as it was not suggested anywhere in my passage. That is fabrication. I know damned well people go to war voluntarily. I again said NOTHING about voluntary enlistment. My signature refers to the ludicrous nature of the statement, it is meant to make people think. ...Now, if you want to get all in a tissy over someone like me who thinks this way, you'll have a sorry life to live, because there are millions of us, who feel differently about this war (and other things) than you do. Especially if you ever step outside these borders. If you want to retort and call my logic infantile, then really, how 'tolerant' are you? There are plenty of others who ignored my signature and moved on, as it should be. So much for your 'tolerance'. -When you say support our troops, you really say send them off to die. When you say support our troops, you really say send them off to kill thousands of innocent people.
ohsuri ohsuri 10 years
I think Jennifer76 said it all!! Thank you, Jennifer76, to you and your family for making a PERSONAL sacrifice!!
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
Good for Leo. Considering he has been an environmental activist for almost 10 years, I seriously doubt this was just a publicity stunt.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Radarkitty - I'm still here, but I find it generally useless to argue with infantile "logic". I'll give it a shot though... Pecarrie - There may come a time when you're able to understand that not everybody views the world from your personal perspective. Choosing to support the war and my husband does not equate to "not caring". If your signature read "I think supporting the war means sending off troops to die and kill innocent people", well so be it. You're entitled to your opinion. What you are not able to do is dictate the perspectives of others. You may choose not to believe that when other people say support our troops they mean support the grown men and women who voluntarily enlisted to defend their country in a war they believe to be the right mission even if it results in their death. But, choosing not to believe that just belies your own intolerance and narrow mind. It doesn't make it so.
asarwan asarwan 10 years
Poor leo. Always hard to lose a family member.
ohsuri ohsuri 10 years
Wow.. what a thing to say!!!
kinkobaby kinkobaby 10 years
casimira-agreed this is redic! how in hell is he going to help on these issues?!how will leo help with the peace process? what are his political views and whose stance does he side with anyways? all we see are pretty faces, the issue is not as shallow. deep rooted in years and billions of buckets in blood i dont think sitting down with a former prime minister is going to solve anything but give the israeli reporters a top page article for the day ("BIG TITANIC STAR COMES TO SMALL TOWN" Headline reads) Im sure it was a win win on their ends too. leo gets to meet a "historical figure" and Peres gets to meet a real live hollywood star/legend. gvmnt mite say "if leo comes here other tourists wont be afraid to come too" LOL Bar sure knows how to jump start her career! smart woman!! :)LOL
t_hive88 t_hive88 10 years
:( I hate when bad things happen to good people.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
Poor Leo.
radarkitty radarkitty 10 years
Holy smokes. Here come the politics again. Jen! Come back! Anyway.. as for Leo. He's a great actor. I can give him that. He should NOT have worn that hat. I don't agree with his political views much. Why isn't he running for president in 08? He might just win!!! Hell, if it came down to him or Hilary, I would vote for Leo! Sorry to hear about his Aunt.
jade_elephant jade_elephant 10 years
my god, imagine the PM and the vice PM to sit down with a model and an actor for a very nice publicity stunt. seriously, don't they have anything better to do?
Casimira Casimira 10 years
slashyelizabeth slashyelizabeth 10 years
"Make sense to you, you dedicated little wives, housekeepers, and cookie bakers?" pecarrie, i respect your sentiments about the war (i am completely anti-war as well). however, this is supposed to be a supportive community and there's no need to be rude and condescending.
ilove2ski ilove2ski 10 years
He is so dreamy
ashleycakes ashleycakes 10 years
Slashy, I was thinking the exact same thing about the backwards baseball cap!! __________ Zing!!
Pecarrie Pecarrie 10 years
Not that this has anything to do with the topic- because it is just my signature that shows up everywhere-but: Don't you see the logic? 'Support our troops' is a patriotic and pro-war sentiment- which by nature encourages the war and basically, by saying that, you are saying I am supportive of the war and people being sent off to kill and be killed- including the ones I love. My relatives are off in the war, too. And there is NO WAY I am supportive of this!! Make sense to you, you dedicated little wives, housekeepers, and cookie bakers? Get off your butt and protest this war if you really care! -When you say support our troops, you really say send them off to die. When you say support our troops, you really say send them off to kill thousands of innocent people.
agrepina agrepina 10 years
aww poor leo..he looks great though
Casimira Casimira 10 years
I like Leo, I really do....but does anyone really believe that hotness and sincerity can really overcome centuries of religious conflict and a half-century of political conflict? I suppose that it can't hurt to try...perhaps he can be part of the solution. Jennifer, when I say "support our troops" I mean we should pray for their safety and do what we can here at home for them and their families while they are gone and hope that they will come home soon. I'm sorry you had to read that. *hug*
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
I love Leo and all the good causes he works for. :)
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