The saga of supermodel Bar Refaeli's "wedding of the year" this Thursday continues: after having her "no-fly zone" order over the wedding space at the Carmel forests overturned by the Transportation Ministry, Refaeli is taking matters to court.
Refaeli (30) is set to tie the knot in a gala ceremony on Thursday with Israeli businessman Adi Ezra (40), heir to the giant food import company Neto ME Holdings, Ltd.
Last Friday, the Civil Aviation Authority published orders to pilots and airlines, declaring a massive section of airspace over the ceremony as a no-fly zone during the wedding this Thursday from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. However, on Sunday, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz overturned the order.
Now, Channel 10 reports that Refaeli and Ezra are expected on Monday to appear at court to request the "no-fly zone" order be returned.
No less than four square kilometers (1.5 square miles) of land were included in the no-fly zone order up to a height of 3,000 feet.
The supermodel's exploits surprised Katz and reportedly the police as well. Katz noted: "the sky belongs to all Israeli citizens, and we cannot place preference on one event over other events. We must keep an appearance of equality in providing permits for flights."
Refaeli has long been the subject of media fascination in Israel, particularly since marrying Arik Weinstein in a two-year paper marriage back in 2003 just to get out of her mandatory IDF service and continue her modeling career uninterrupted.
She has been sparing no expenses in celebrating her lavish marriage, which comes after a relationship from 2006 to 2011 with Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.
Just recently, Refaeli threw an exorbitant 130,000 shekel (nearly $33,300) bachelorette party for herself at the Maldives.
Last Friday, she threw another bachelorette party – her third – in Israel. Walla! tallied up all of the expenses for her latest party and found it cost 150,000 shekels (over $38,400).