Actor Mark Pellegrino Takes To Twitter To Defend Israel While Holidaying Here

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My buddy Mark Pellegrino is currently in Israel as part of the latest group of celebrities brought here by America’s Voices in Israel.

As I’ve posted before, he’s a huge mensch and one of the most articulate celebrities I know on this issue.

Case in point: check out is tweets from Israel: he’s here visiting and taking in the sites and sounds, yet also makes sure to defend Israel from unfair criticism.



https://twitter.com/MarkRPellegrino/status/814764519473942528

Some of his co-celebrities here are also posting their impressions.

‪A #Christmas Tree, a #Crescent Moon and a #dove with 8 lights for #Hanukkah, all present in one holiday display in the city of Haifa. This simple monument, more than anything else, captures my feelings about my visit here to the Middle East. Though I have listened and heard many impassioned viewpoints, my trip is not a political one. I am not so arrogant as to think that a two week stay qualifies me to be an expert on a conflict that has lasted for thousands of years. I am here to appreciate the beauty of this region. I am here to meet its extraordinary people, from every walk of life. I am here to respectfully bow my head in the birthplace of many of the world's religions. And most importantly, I am here to learn. ‬ What I do know though, is that I have already had some unforgettable experiences with people I now consider friends- Israeli, Palestinian, Bedouin, Jordanian, Christian, Jew and Muslim. And to all of you, above all else, I wish you #PEACE and a harmonious #COEXISTENCE. In fact, I wish that for us all. ‬ So if you shout. Or if you rage, I will not hear you. But if you want to share your opinion below in respectful dialogue, you are welcome here. ‬

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Lots of amazing stuff happening here! #visitisrael

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👍🏾#visitisrael

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Sea of Galilee right outside the hotel room. Lots of awesome stuff happened here! #visitisrael #amvoicesinisrael

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Jesus taught here… like for real… not a replica… #visitisrael

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The Sea of Galilee…Jesus walked on these waters…#VisitIsrael

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If you know or believe in the story, you know I had to touch it! 😆💙 #SeaofGalilee #VisitIsrael

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This is a real picture I just took of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked on water. "At about four o'clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. They were scared out of their wits. "A ghost!" they said, crying out in terror. But Jesus was quick to comfort them. "Courage, it's me. Don't be afraid." -Matthew 14:25-27 This is my prayer for you…"Don't be afraid." I pray you wouldn't be afraid of the power you have within you. I pray you wouldn't be afraid of the year ahead of you. It looks overwhelming and like it could possibly drown you and your dreams but little do you know…things are never what they seem. It's not going to bring you down but it will lift you up! With faith and focus, you will do the impossible. You will walk on the water of next year if you do not fear those against you and look up to where you are going and to the Son who is guiding you. I pray that you would shine brighter than the sun. Do not be afraid. God is with you every step of the way. #2017 #visitisrael #nofear

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But for me, Mark Pellegrino’s the man!

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A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media