The controversial Jewish artist Spencer Tunick, whose photographs feature thousands of naked volunteers, hopes to shoot a work in Israel.
The proposal has sparked both excitement and anger among politicians and religious groups.
Mr Tunick has submitted two requests, one to shoot in the Tel Aviv Port and one on the Dead Sea beach.
A spokesman for the Tel Aviv municipality said they were thrilled to be considered by Mr Tunick. He said: "This is a wonderful way of telling the world about Tel Aviv and its modern and vibrant nature."
If Hollywood is dominated by Jews, it sure let our side down.
The third time was to be the charm for Israel’s entry in the best foreign-language film competition. While the highly touted Ajami made it to the five finalists list, the prize went to Argentina’s El Secreto de sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes).
Anti-Zionist British academics have urged Elton John to pull out of a performance in Israel, in an open letter to the singer.
Tickets go on sale today for the June concert, which will be the Candle In The Windsinger’s first performance in Israel for 17 years.
The British Committee for the Universities of Palestine, who recently tried to persuade botanist David Bellamy to cancel an appearance for the Zionist Federation, called Israel a “racist state” in its letter.