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.
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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.
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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.
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