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Celebrities Who Are Pro-Israel  

Mike Rothschild
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Pro-Israel celebrities range from veteran film actors to musicians to comedians. All have publicly supported Israel, signing statements against the boycott of Israel, or traveling to the country. Some have performed there and others have bought property, or been honored by Israeli institutions.

Social media spats and press feuds between pro and anti-Israel celebrities are common. Many of the most prominent celebrities for Israel have had public arguments, insulted anti-Israel figures, or written open letters addressed to other celebrities.

Here are some of the most well-known celebrities who support Israel.
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Are Pro-Israel
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Bon Jovi was scheduled to play an October, 2015, concert in Tel Aviv, and gave a statement expressing his opposition to a cultural boycott. "Yes, I heard about [the boycott] but it doesn’t interest me. I told my managers to give one simple answer: That I’m coming to Israel and I’m excited to come.

Age: 56

Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States of America

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Are Pro-Israel
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While Madonna cancelled a show in Israel, she went there in 2015 in a secret visit. She was spotted with her daughter looking at property, specifically a luxury penthouse in Tel Aviv.

She's also rumored to be performing in the country sometime in 2016.

Age: 60

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

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Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Are Pro-Israel
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Stern has used his radio show to voice support for Israel, as well as to take issue with anti-Israel celebrities - most especially Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters. In October 2015, Stern spent seven minutes on his show attacking Waters and questioning why the musician seems to hate the small country so much.

Age: 65

Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Are Pro-Israel
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The late comedian vocally supported Israel, and as late as 2013 was ripping apart other celebs who disagreed with her. In a rant that went viral, Rivers went after pro-Palestine singer Selena Gomez, openly wondering if she could spell the word.

She also hired a bodyguard because of death threats she got after advocating the bombing of Hamas by Israel - a statement she said was taken out of context.

Age: Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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