Four stars of FOX TV drama celebrate Independence Day in Tel Aviv as part of visit designed to show off best of Jewish state
Four stars of the FOX TV drama “House” arrived in Israel this week on a tour designed to show off the best of Israel. The four actors – Lisa Edelstein, Amber Tamblyn, Omar Epps and Jesse Spencer – said they would Tweet and blog about the trip as they travel, and were expected to share their experiences in media interviews on their return to the United States.The four actors celebrated Independence Day in Tel Aviv, then visited the Galilee, the Dead Sea and Masada and completed their tour in Jerusalem.
The visit is sponsored by America’s Voices for Israel, a joint project of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the Israel Ministry of Tourism, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and El Al Israel Airlines.
Launched to critical acclaim in 2004, “House” is one of the most watched TV dramas in America, and is distributed to 66 countries around the world, including Israel.
“House” has won numerous awards, including nine People’s Choice Awards, a Peabody Award, two Golden Globes and four Emmy Awards.
“Our goal is to bring a stream of high-profile celebrities and opinion makers to Israel in the coming months and years,” said Haim Gutin, Israel tourism commissioner North & South America, “so that they will return home and spread the word not only about what Israel represents but also about its appeal for travelers.”