America’s Voices in Israel is a pioneering program begun ten years ago to bolster Israel’s image in the United States by bringing media and radio personalities to broadcast live from Israel. It was reorganized in late 2010 under the leadership of George Rohr, Chairman of the Board, and Irwin Katsof, Director, and relaunched with a broader and bolder approach.
America’s Voices now engages both leading traditional and “new media” personalities, entertainers, key opinion molders, religious leaders, Hispanic journalists, diplomats, and other influential personalities whose first-hand experiences in Israel provide an effective antidote to the distortions and misrepresentations about the Jewish state that are increasingly promulgated by those who seek to delegitimize and demonize Israel.
In 2011, America’s Voices participants included Joel-David Moore, star of Avatar, Lori Loughlin and Greg Germann, long-time stars of TVs hottest shows Full House, Ally McBeal, 90210 and others, cast members of Fox’s hit, HOUSE, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer and Amber Tamblyn together with the show’s creator, David Shore as well as the co stars of Greys Anatomy Sarah Drew and Kevin McKidd, Rookie Blue Travis Milne and Gregory Smith, Raising Hopes Shannon Woodward, long time TV star Miguel Ferrer and co star of the blockbuster Twilight series of films Kellan Lutz as well as Mary Lynn Rajskub of the hit show “24”, Greg Grunberg of “Heroes, Alias , Felicity and Hawaii Five O”, Austin Nichols of the hit cable show “One Tree Hill”, Shaun Sipos of “Melrose Place” and Justin Chatwin of “Shameless”.
In addition, America’s Voices has brought to Israel a nationally syndicated radio broadcaster each month, who broadcasts live from Israel for three to four hours a day. In 2011, we arranged for the broadcasts of top rated broadcasters Rusty Humphries, John Batchellor, John Carlson, Tom Tradup, and Doug Stephans. Each broadcasts their weeklong shows from our studios in Israel and Tom Tradup broadcasted twice a day to 1,250 radio stations.