An ‘Israel Explainer’ Makes Her Country’s Case in America

Nov 2, 2023 | Voices, Trending

Once a celebrated actress in Israel, Noa Tishby has emerged as a leading pro-Israel voice on U.S. TV, on social media and in print.


On a stage in Los Angeles last week, two Israeli-born women sat before a rapt audience, discussing their grief and anger in the wake of the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas terrorists. More than 500 people had crowded into a synagogue auditorium to listen, and 400 more tuned in via Zoom.

“We’re actually seeing the horrors that our grandparents told us about,” Noa Tishby, Israel’s former special envoy for combating antisemitism, told them. “We’re seeing them manifesting in reality.”

Joining her was Gal Gadot, who starred in the blockbuster film “Wonder Woman,” among others. But in this perilous moment, it is Ms. Tishby, 48, who is drawing the attention of American Jews, television news shows and, most of all, social media.


Read the full article at The New York Times.