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.


National Board

Honorary President

Mortimer B. Zuckerman

Chairman/Chair, Executive Committee

Eric J. Gertler

President/Treasurer

Jonathan Barsade

Honorary Chair, Executive Committee

Dr. Charlotte K. Frank

Vice Presidents

Hon. Robert Abrams

Doron Cohen

Dr. June B. Dempsey

Paul M. Kaplan

Secretary

Hon. Robert Abrams

Directors
  • Ron Agam
  • George Arzt
  • Ronald S. Baron
  • Elsa Ben-Shimon
  • Len Blavatnik
  • Lawrence S. Block
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Prof. Marshall J. Breger
  • Catherine Carlton
  • Clive Chajet
  • Dr. Michael 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
  • Bernard Groveman
  • Peter J. Halasz
  • Jack Halpern
  • Rev. William H. Harter, Ph.D.
  • Robert N. Hatch
  • Eric Herschmann
  • Malcolm Hoenlein
  • Ami Horowitz
  • Niambi Jarvis
  • Gol Kalev
  • Henry Kasindorf
  • Sen. Robert W. Kasten, Jr.
  • Larry King
  • Dr. Vladimir L. Kvint
  • Amb. Ronald S. Lauder
  • Dr. David Milch
  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey
  • Brian T. 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 L. Shurtleff
  • Hon. William C. Thompson, Jr.
  • Allen A. Vine
  • Herbert S. Wander
  • Ralph Wanger
  • Josh S. Weston
  • Richard Wolf


Israel Board

Chairman of the Board

Amb. Dan Gillerman

Deputy Chairman

Maj. Gen (Ret.) Dani Rothschild

Directors
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Orit Adato
  • Adi Amorai
  • Zeidan Atashi
  • Nava Barak
  • Amb. Uri Bar-Ner
  • Hanina Brandes
  • Ofer Chodorov
  • Yossi Ciechanover
  • Hayim Cohen
  • Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Amira Dotan
  • Ami Erel
  • Adv. Ofer Feinstein
  • Miryam Fireberg
  • Itzhak Forer
  • Moshe Gaon
  • Avi Hochman
  • David Harman
  • Amir Hassoun
  • Prof. Yacov Hornik
  • Noga Kainan
  • Itzhak Kaul
  • David Kolitz
  • Elchanan (Nani) Maoz
  • Sara Meltzer
  • Gabriel Menaged
  • Hillel Milo
  • Prof. Mordechai Mironi
  • Dr. Israel Peleg
  • Shai Preminger
  • Noam Semel
  • Yigal Shefer
  • Shmuel Sisso
  • Navot Tel-Zur
  • Dr. Yossi Vardi
  • Peretz Winkler

Executive Staff


National Board


Israel Board