The Curious Case Of Morgan Freeman In Jerusalem

Yesterday, Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman posted the following on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/MorganFreeman/photos/a.120835441332449.29252.120791238003536/987648024651182/

Notice he added the location as “Jerusalem, Israel.”

No prizes for guessing the kinds of comments the haters left him in the comments.

But there is another potential controversy with this photo.

When was it taken?

On one hand, he posted it yesterday and added the location at the top. Also, yesterday was a very rainy day, and the cloudy sky in that photo is consistent with that.

But..

Morgan was here in October of last year.

Notice anything interesting?

He is wearing exactly the same clothes as in the recent photo!

But what was the weather like on October 25 last year? Would there have been clouds in Jerusalem?

There very well may have been. 

Inclement weather along Israel’s Mediterranean coast on Sunday killed a construction worker and left hundreds of thousands in central Israel without electricity, with the Israel Electric Corporation saying power may only be restored come Monday morning.

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Jerusalem and towns in the hilly hinterland received a mere sprinkling, just a quarter of an inch in the capital.

On one hand, there was stormy weather in Israel. On the other hand, perhaps not in Jerusalem, where there was a bit of drizzle. And temperature-wise it was 17-27 degrees Celsius.

In other words, I am not 100% sure, but I suspect the photo was taken back in October, rather than Morgan wearing the same thing twice 6 months apart in the exact same place!

So either Morgan has returned to Jerusalem or he has just recycled an old photo of him there.

Either way, it sucks to be the Israel haters.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media