Israel ON BROADWAY: The Israeli Consulate hand picked dozens of Hollywood celebrities to film personalized greetings in salute to Israel. The A-list celebrities include: Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Brooke Shields, Harrison Ford, Jason Alexander, Michael Douglas, Dakota Fanning, Sir Ben Kingsley, among many others. Their quirky and creative birthday greetings are featured on billboards in Times Square during the entire month of May. The Video below (not from the consulate) Shows Samples of the Times Square campaign:

But there’s More. Like New York, Israel is a Melting Pot. In recognition of the multicultural and multiethnic mosaic that is Israeli society, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, in cooperation with the Salute to Israel Parade, has initiated a banner campaign entitled, “Faces of Israel” in honor of Israel’s 60th birthday. Beginning May 4th, and in advance of the annual Salute to Israel Parade on June 1, banners will line New York’s Fifth Avenue from 46th to 97th Streets. Each banner will feature the face of an Israeli citizen of different origin and will be topped with a display of Israeli and American flags. Below are some examples of the banners. You can read more about the banners and the people who are the “Faces of Israel”by clicking here