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.
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.
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.
Nonie Darwish is an Egyptian-American human rights activist, and founder of Arabs For Israel, and is Director of Former Muslims United.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elad Seker serves as a Commander in the all-volunteer Arava Search and Rescue Unit.
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.
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.