Mission Statement

Beyond making friends, our mission is aimed towards increasing Americans’ understanding of the contemporary Israel story – its entrepreneurship, culture, medical research, environmental protection initiatives, and so much more. This is a story unknown to most Americans because the media almost always presents Israel principally through the lens of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. Broadening that lens is critical to building greater support for Israel.


United States Board

Honorary President

Mortimer B. Zuckerman

Honorary Chair, Executive Committee

Dr. Charlotte K. Frank

Honorary Chair, Executive Committee

Dr. Charlotte K. Frank

Vice Presidents

Doron Cohen

Dr. June B. Dempsey

Paul M. Kaplan

Secretary

Hon. Robert Abrams

Executive Director

Wayne L. Firestone

Senior Advisor

Amb. Uri Bar-Ner

Directors
  • Ron Agam
  • Lisa Anastos
  • George Arzt
  • Ronald S. Baron
  • Elsa Ben-Shimon
  • Len Blavatnik
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Prof. Marshall J. Breger
  • Katherine Carlton
  • Clive Chajet
  • Dr. Michael C. Curtis
  • J. Morton Davis
  • Trudy Di Pippo
  • Jennifer Edelman
  • Marjorie Federbush
  • Dr. Jacob A. Frenkel
  • Tsvi Gal
  • James S. Gertler
  • Amb. Dan Gillerman
  • Gary L. Ginsberg
  • Gary Gladstein
  • Peter J. Halasz
  • Jack Halpern
  • Rev. William H. Harter
  • Robert N. Hatch
  • Eric D. Herschmann
  • Malcolm Hoenlein
  • Ami Horowitz
  • Niambi Jarvis
  • Gol Kalev
  • Henry Kasindorf
  • Sen. Robert W. Kasten, Jr.
  • Larry King
  • Vladimir L. Kvint
  • Amb. Ronald S. Lauder
  • Dr. David Milch
  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey
  • Brian O’Connor
  • Rabbi Joseph Potasnik
  • Daniella Rilov
  • Robert Rothenberg
  • Howard J. Rubenstein
  • Pamela Samuels
  • Rabbi Arthur Schneier
  • Jeffrey A. Schoenfeld
  • Richard J. Schwartz
  • Hon. Mark Shurtleff
  • Hon. William C. Thompson, Jr.
  • Allen A. Vine
  • Herbert S. Wander
  • Ralph Wanger
  • Josh S. Weston


Israel Board

Chairman of the Board

Amb. Dan Gillerman

Deputy Chairman

Maj. Gen (Ret.) Dani Rothschild

Executive Director

Ruby Shamir

Directors
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Orit Adato
  • Adi Amorai
  • Ambassador Uri Bar-Ner
  • Nava Barak
  • Jonathan Barsade
  • Adv. Hanina Brandes
  • Hayim Cohen
  • Ruth Cheshin
  • Ofer Chodorov
  • Yossi Ciechanover
  • Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Amira Dotan
  • Adv. Ofer Feinstein
  • Itzhak Forer
  • Moshe Gaon
  • Dr. David Harman
  • Amir Hassoun
  • Avi Hochman
  • Prof. Yacov Hornik
  • Noga Kainan
  • Itzhak Kaul
  • David Kolitz
  • Tali Koren
  • Elchanan (Nani) Maoz
  • Gabriel Menaged
  • Prof. Mordechai Mironi
  • Dr. Israel Peleg
  • Noga Perry
  • Shai Preminger
  • David Rubin
  • Noam Semel
  • Yigal Shefer
  • Shmuel Sisso
  • Adv. Navot Tel-Zur
  • Dr. Yossi Vardi
  • Peretz Winkler

Executive Staff


United States Office


Israel Office