Pnina Agenyahu is the senior Shlicha of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. She is an activist involved in several volunteer endeavors in Israel, aimed at social change. She was also appointed to a prestigious position as a public representative on Israel’s Council for Higher Education.
Sohrab Ahmari is an Iranian-American author and journalist at the Wall Street Journal. He is harsh critic of Iran, anti-Semitism, and anti-Zionism all over the world.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
A noted human rights activist, Ayaan Hirsi Ali constantly works for the advancement of women's rights in the Muslim world.
Sgt. Benjamin Anthony (Res.) is a veteran IDF combat soldier and the founder of Our Soldiers Speak. He has lectured to audiences across the United States with the aim of bringing the proud truth of Israel’s soldiers from the front lines of battle.
Assi Azar is an Israeli reality TV star, who in 2005 came out as a gay man. He has spoken up about gay rights in Israel and created a documentary about what it is like to come out in Israel.
Noam Bedein is a director of the Sderot Media Center. He is a photojournalist and lecturer, and often gives briefings to foreign government officials, embassies, foreign press and student groups from around the world.
Yared M. Ben-Caro
Sergeant Yared (Jared) M. Ben-Caro is a former combat soldier in the Israel Defense Force.
Zeev Ben-Shachar works as the Director of Israel Education for Jerusalem U, a gap-year program for recent high school graduates.
Dr. Anat Berko, a world-renowned terrorism expert whose research focuses on suicide bombers and their handlers (first hand research), conducts research for Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Team and Israel’s National Security Council, and serves as an advisor to senior government officials.
Yigal Carmon, Founder and President of Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), is a prominent authority on current developments in the Arab and Muslim world and on the Middle East media.
Joel Chasnoff is a stand-up comedian, off-Broadway actor, and author of The 188th Crybaby Brigade , the bestselling memoir about his service in a combat unit of the Israeli Army. Joel has stage and screen credits in nine countries and has performed stand-up comedy at more than 1,000 Jewish events in the U.S., Canada and Israel.
Gil Cohen-Magen is a photojournalist whose images have been published on the front pages of many of the world’s leading publications. His presentation images from the most violent scenes of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the closed world of ultra-Orthodox Hassidim.
Richard Cravatts is a professor at Simmons College and the author of the book Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s Jihad Against Israel. He has published over 350 articles, op-ed pieces, columns, and chapters in books on campus anti-Semitism, campus free speech, terrorism, Constitutional law, Middle East politics, real estate, and social policy
Nonie Darwish is an Egyptian-American human rights activist, and founder of Arabs For Israel, and is Director of Former Muslims United.
George Deek is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Israel in Norway since July 2012, where he also served as Chargé d'Affaires between February and September 2014. Previously he served as Israel's Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria (2009-2012). George Deek is an Arab-Christian Israeli who hails from the city of Jaffa, where his family has lived for over 400 years. He graduated with two degrees, LL.B. in Law and B.A. in Government, at the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya (IDC). After having worked as a lawyer in a private firm in Tel-Aviv, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2008.
Simon Deng is a Sudanese human rights activist living in the United States, a victim of child slavery. He speaks about his life story and the unfair maligning of Israel.
Alan Dershowitz is an attorney, Harvard law professor, author, advocate for Israel and civil rights.
Dan Diker is Director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs and Senior Foreign Policy Analyst at The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
Kosha Dillz is a famous American-Israeli rapper that brings you fresh lyrics and beats. His music expresses the different elements of his identity--the Jewish, American, and Israel sides--and his raps are preformed in English, Hebrew and Spanish.
Bassem Eid is the founder and director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group. He strongly advocates that in order for the Palestinian people to live peacefully and prosperously, they must make peace with Israel and learn to live alongside them. In addition, Eid advocates the need for a secular Palestinian democratic government and the end of the BDS movement.
Jonathan Nizar Elkhoury is a spokesmen for the Christian Empowerment council (CEC) in Israel. He is the son of a former South Lebanon Army (SLA) officer who fled to Israel with his mother and brother in 2001 after his father had to leave Lebanon during Israel's withdrawal in May 2000. Jonathan writes and talks about the situation of Christians and minorities to various audiences and advocates for the CEC. He works closely with Father Gabriel Naddaf. He also shares his perspective on SLA community in TV interviews and in his writings as well.
Izzy Ezagui is an American-born one-armed squad commander in the Israel Defense Forces. He was injured in combat, losing his dominant arm and returned to the fight. In, May of 2011, Shimon Peres, the president of Israel, awarded him the highest accolade a soldier outside the battlefield can receive.
Diana Gilon is an Israeli artist residing in New York City. She uses her artwork to promote and facilitate social change.
Ambassador Dore Gold is President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He was the eleventh Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations (1997-1999). Previously he served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, and to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Brooke Goldstein is the Founder and Director of CRI, the Children's Rights Institute. She is also the Director of The Lawfare Project.
Ralph Avi Goldwasser
Mr. Goldwasser, a child of Holocaust survivors, grew up in Israel and New York City where he received a BS in Engineering from CCNY and an MBA from NYU. Ralph Avi Goldwasser, a co-founder and former executive director of the David Project, a pro-Israel advocacy group on campus, is the executive producer of several films
Dr. Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President of the Shalem Center, where he is also a Senior Fellow. The author of numerous books on Jewish thought and currents in Israel, and a recent winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Dr. Gordis was the founding dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism, the first rabbinical college on the West Coast of the United States.
Aryeh Green is Director of MediaCentral, a Jerusalem-based project providing support services to foreign journalists based in or visiting Israel, high-tech business consultant and executive, public diplomacy (‘hasbara’) spokesman, regional democracy activist, reserve briefing officer in IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
Colonel (Res.) Bentzi Gruber is the vice-Commander of a 20,000 troop unit in Israel, as well as the founder of the non-profit Chesed in the Field.
Abe Haak is a Jordanian-American translator, teacher, and pro-Israeli activist.
Jon Haber is a Lexington, Massachusetts based writer and activist who has battled divest-from-Israel programs at universities, churches and municipalities, including successful fights to overturn divestment policies in Somerville Massachusetts and the Presbyterian Church.
Born and raised by Pakistani parents in a religious Muslim community in the United Kingdom, Kasim Hafeez was surrounded by Islamist and anti-Semitic propaganda. Everything changed for Hafeez when he decided to read the Case for Israel by Alan Dershowitz. The former Islamist stated, “The book challenged my fundamental and false beliefs that fueled my anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel. This triggered my research which was an attempt to disprove what I had read." Hafeez decided to visit Israel to see the truth firsthand; he never expected to have the experience he had. When he returned from his mission, Hafeez said in a televised interview, “I was expecting to see an apartheid state but here I was seeing Muslims, Jews, and Christians living together, Muslims going to mosque...This is a side of Israel people don’t know...There is a real difference between what we see of Israel outside of Israel and what is actually happening."
Save a Childs Heart
An Israeli-based international humanitarian project, whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease and to create centers of competence in these countries.
Igal Hecht is an Israeli filmmaker, specializing in documentaries about Israel and Judaism.
Gil Hoffman is an incredible journalist for The Jerusalem Post. Whole-hearted Israel advocate, Hoffman loves talking about Israel and educating others about the wonderful aspects of the country. Hoffman is extremely influential and has interviewed almost every major political figure including former Prime Ministers Peres, Barak, Sharon, and current Prime Minister Netanyahu.
David Horovitz is the founding editor of The Times of Israel. Before launching The Times of Israel, David Horovitz was the editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post.
Artists 4 Israel
Artists 4 Israel or A4I is a pro-Israel organization which advocates through art of all mediums. It supports Israel's political, cultural, and artistic freedoms.
Avi Issacharoff is the Middle East Affairs Correspondent for Haaretz Newspaper, the Hebrew parallel to the International Herald Tribune, and an analyst for leading radio and television shows in Israel. Issacharoff has won the "Israel Public Radio Best Reporter" award for the years 2001-2002.
The JIMENA Speakers Bureau is composed of former Mizrahi and Sephardi refugees who visit local, national, and international organizations and institutions where they share their story of flight and introduce the audience to the rich culture and history of Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa (JIMENA).
Jeff Jacoby has been an op-ed columnist for The Boston Globe since February 1994. He occasionally writes about the bond and shared values between the United States and Israel, and current issues in the Middle East.
Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, leader of the movement for the separation of mosque and state and the de-politicalization of Islam, member of The US Commission on International Religious Freedom, unspoken advocate for Israel's statehood
Avi Jorisch is the founder of the Red Cell Intelligence Group, a consulting and training firm that specializes in national security issues relating to terrorism, illicit finance and radical Islam.
Yaakov Katz is the military correspondent and defense analyst for The Jerusalem Post, Israel’s leading English daily and the Israel correspondent for the London-based Jane’s Defense Weekly.
Dr. Mordechai Kedar, the Director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Islam and a lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, is one of Israel's leading figures in understanding the Arab world. He is the Middle East analyst for the daily newspaper “Makor Rishon” as well as other publications.
Herb Keinon has been working as the diplomatic correspondent at The Jerusalem Post since 2000, and working there since 1985. He is responsible for covering the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister, and often traveled with the Prime Minister on his trips abroad.
Colonel Richard Kemp has disputed allegations that Israel engaged in war crimes and crimes against humanity during the first Gaza War. He based his assessment on publicly available information from both sides, press reports, and from his 30-year experience as a participant in the war on terror.
Ishmail Khaldi (born 1971) is the first Bedouin vice consul of Israel and the first high ranking Muslim diplomat in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
David Kilimnick is an American-born comedian who founded and leads Jerusalem's first comedy club Off the Wall Comedy Basement. He also writes a blog for the Times of Israel.
Between 1973 and 1985 Israel Kimhi headed the Policy Planning Department at the Jerusalem Municipality under the Mayorship of Teddy Kollek. Mr. Kimhi is a senior researcher at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies in charge of the Jerusalem Studies Desk.
Dr. Kontorovich is a professor at Northwestern University School of Law, and an expert in constitutional and international law.
Richard Landes is a professor of medieval history at BU. His work focuses on the role of religion in shaping and transforming the relationships between elites and commoners in various cultures, in particular the impact of "demotic religiosity" which prizes equality before the law, dignity of manual labor, and access to sacred texts and divinity for all believers.
Neil Lazarus is an expert on public advocacy and the Middle East. He is the founder of Awesome Seminars, an advocacy training organization, and speaks to over 30,000 people annually about how to advocate for Israel.
Matt Lebovic works for both Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Times of Israel
Laurel Leff is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University and a specialist on the New York Times coverage of the Holocaust.
Professor Michael Leitner has lectured at several institutions on the subject of peace education sports programs for Jewish and Arab youth.
Eran Lerman is Deputy National Security Council for foreign policy and international affairs. He was a member of Israel’s arms control delegation to the Arab-Israeli peace talks from 1992 till 1995 and frequently conducts public briefings on strategic issues.
Dr. Matthew Levitt is a director of The Washington Institute's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, has worked as an analyst for the FBI and testified before the Senate and House on matters relating to international terrorism. He is the author of several books and has taught at Johns Hopkins University.
Jayson Littman is the former New York Director of A Wider Bridge, an organization that builds connections between the LGBT communities in Israel and North America. Jayson founded Out! for Israel in 2012 and was a PresenTense fellow to develop that effort. He is also the founder of Hebro, a nightlife and entertainment group that promotes events for the cultural gay Jew living in New York City.
Benji Lovitt is a comedian, writer, and educator whose background in Jewish education and Israel experiences creates a hilarious and informative perspective on Israel today.
Denis MacShane was a British Labour Party MP for Rotherham from 1994 to 2012. He has published books and articles on a variety of issues including the state of Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in Europe.
Hen Mazzig is a young, energetic, Israeli- a writer, international speaker, social media activist and advocate for his country. Hen's family, who comes from Iraq and North Africa (Berber Jews from Tunisia), gives him a unique background in his talks, where he shares his family's story and the story of 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries. As a young Israeli, Hen served in the IDF for almost five years as an openly gay commander.
Jonathan Medved is one of Israel's leading serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, a co-founder of Israel Seed Partners and Vringo Inc.
Lana Melman is the CEO and founder of Liberate Art Inc. Ms. Melman is a respected entertainment industry expert and strong advocate against the cultural boycott of Israel.
LaVon Mercer is an American-Israeli retired basketball player and current coach. He is an official African-American spokesman for the Israeli Consulate in the state of Georgia and the Southeast.
David Olesker runs the JCCAT, where he trains a wide range of clients on how to be effective advocates for Israel during times in which misconceptions about Israel proliferate.
Yigal Palmor is an Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman and Director of Press Department.
Dr. Judea Pearl is the founder of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, named after his slain son.
Melanie Phillips is a British journalist and author who writes an influential column about political and social issues for the Daily Mail. She has been a columnist since 1987 and a blogger since 2003.
Daniel Pipes is the founder and director of Middle East Forum and Campus Watch.
Barak Raz is a former spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces. He provides rare, in-depth insight and expertise with regard to IDF operations. He is also an expert on Israel's public diplomacy efforts.
Mark Regev is the Chief Spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Asaf Romirowsky is an adjunct scholar at the Foundation for Defense for Democracies, and the Middle East Forum, a Philadelphia-based think tank headed by scholar Daniel Pipes. He is a former IDF International Relations liaison officer in the West Bank and to Jordan.
Jonathan Rosenblum is the director, spokesperson, and founder of Jewish Media Resources, an Israeli based media organization devoted to furthering an understanding of Haredi Jewish society.
Nina Rosenwald is a human rights activist who advocates for minority rights, women's rights, and democratic rights all over the world. She also serves as the President of the Gatestone Institute.
Jonathan Schanzer is an American author & scholar in Middle Eastern studies, and he is vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Gilad Segev is a popular Israeli musician who incorporates the musical traditions of his Syrian and Polish family into his work.
Elad Seker serves as a Commander in the all-volunteer Arava Search and Rescue Unit.
Jacob Shrybman is a former combat soldier in the Golani Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces. While in the IDF, he served on the Gaza Strip border, the Egyptian border, and in the West Bank city of Hebron. Before his IDF service he was the Assistant Director of the Sderot Media Center.
Dr. Singh lectures on the dual-identity of Indian-Israeli Jews and the history and relations of the Indian Jewish communities in India and Israel. She focuses on Israel as a diverse and accepting place.
Gerald Steinberg is President of NGO Monitor and Professor of Political Studies at Bar Ilan University, consultant to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a renowned scholar and public speaker on Middle East issues.
Bret Stephens is the Wall Street Journal's Deputy Editorial Page Editor (International) and the paper's principal columnist on foreign affairs. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Jerusalem Post.
Dr. Daryl Temkin is the founder and director of the, Israel Education Institute and the Israel Institute for Alternative Energy Advancement.
Khaled Abu Toameh
Khaled Abu Toameh is an award-winning Israeli-Arab journalist who has been covering Palestinian affairs for more than 25 years.
Eric Trager, the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute, is an expert on Egyptian politics and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He was in Egypt during the 2011 anti-Mubarak revolts and returns frequently to conduct firsthand interviews with leaders in Egypt's government, military, political parties, media, and civil society. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, theAtlantic, and the New Republic.
Gil Troy is Professor of History at McGill University, a Visiting Scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC and a Shalom Hartman Research Fellow in Jerusalem. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard University, he is the author of six books on American history.
Zion Uness is an Ethiopian Jew who crossed Sudan on foot and lived in a refugee camp. He was finally taken to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses.
Liz Wahl, 28, is an American journalist. She was born to a Filipino mother and an American father of Hungarian descent, and grew up in Connecticut. Wahl recently quit her job during a live broadcast as a correspondent at RT, Russia's state-sponsored English language news network.
Dumisani Washington is a pastor, composer, author, and music teacher. He devotes his career to strengthening the relationship between Israel and communities of color.
British-born Kay Wilson made Aliya in 1991 and decided to become a tour guide in 2006. When her friend, Kristine Luken, a Christian Zionist, visited Israel in 2010 to learn more about Judaism, Wilson was excited to guide her through a hike in the Jerusalem Forest. It was on the hike that two members of 13-member Palestinian terror cell approached them and stabbed Wilson and Luken with butcher knives, murdering Luken and leaving Wilson only when they thought she was dead after the final stab to her sternum, where her Star of David necklace lay.
Ben-Dror Yemini became the opinion editor of the daily newspaper Ma'ariv in 2003 and presents about the "industry of lies". Prior to that he worked as the spokesman for the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption.