It’s not quite Bob Hope being helicoptered into Siagon to entertain the boys in khaki.

An American-based porn actor has announced on his website that he will be performing for the troops during a trip to Israel later this month.

Michael Lucas, the 34-year-old owner of Lucas Entertainment, writes on his blog that he will also be making a hard-core film during his trip.

His claim to be entertaining the troops will not be sanctioned by the Israeli army. Instead he offers free entry to soldiers attending his ‘performance’ in a Tel-Aviv nightclub.

He writes: “I haven’t decided yet who will be my partner for the live sex show I’m doing there (Israel has no problem with that type of entertainment).

“I am very proud to be going to my home away from home and entertain gay Israelis in a time of war.”

Lucas also hopes his trip will bring awareness to the plight of gay people caught up in the current conflict:

“People need to see the faces of war, and I plan to shed light on the world where gay Israel exists,” he writes.

“I will expose the reality that the people of Israel face right now, especially that of gay Israelis who are targeted by the hate of Hezbollah.”