Israel advocacy and insights from those who live it

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Israel Advocacy, Dec 6-2023

Join Cheryl Dorchinsky, Executive Director of the Atlanta Israel Coalition for a discussion on Israel Advocacy with two true Israel advocates, Virag Gulyas and Ian Halperin.


Ian Halperin

No. 1 NY Times bestselling author, award-winning film director

Ian Halperin is the author of ten books, including New York Times bestsellers Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson and Love & Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain. Specializing in undercover investigations, he has appeared on hundreds of media outlets around the world, including the Today Show, Dateline, The Howard Stern Show, CNN, CBS’s The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, The New Yorker, the New York Post, Billboard, the BBC, Paris Match, and the LondonDaily Mail. Halperin is also an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and a former co-winner of Rolling Stonemagazine’s College Journalism Award. He has given talks about Hollywood and the music industry as a keynote speaker at many colleges and universities. His blog,, is one of the world’s leading websites about pop culture.

Ian released his new book about contemporary antisemitism BIGOT a few days before the horrific October 7th attacks. Ian directed the highly acclaimed film Wish You Weren’t Here, taking on noted antisemite and Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters. Halperin’s films have sold to over 180 countries. He is the son of a Holocaust survivor.

Virag Gulyas

Speaker, Author, Mindful Activist, Consultant, head of JNF-USA speakers bureau

Virag Gulyas is a former diplomat to the E.U., Communications consultant, journalist, and conscious activist who earned her 2nd Master’s in Jewish Studies at Touro College, Manhattan.

As a woman who admits growing up around anti-Semite jokes and vibes, today she writes and speaks about her journey and is well-known for her raw-honest blog, The Almost Jewish, both in the U.S., Europe, and Israel. As a loud pro-Jewish voice, a Hungarian, and a non-Jewish Zionist, she has created an ideology to change the stereotypes about Israel and the Jewish people one day at a time.

As a former ballerina, Virag toured the world with the Zurich Ballet, gaining a lifelong love of travel and pushing the boundaries of her experience. Now an expat and a seasoned serial entrepreneur several times over, she brings her fierce passion and broad experience to the struggle for Jewish liberation from bigotry.

She has been working on several high-profile educational and P.R. campaigns that helped to outburst the bubble of false narratives around Israel and called out the double standard around Jewish civil rights actions.

She previously acted as the NYC coordinator for the grassroots movement called End Jew Hatred.

Cheryl Dorchinsky

Founder/Executive Director of the Atlanta Israel Coalition, Social media influencer

Cheryl Dorchinsky is the founder of the Atlanta Israel Coalition (AIC), a grassroots non-profit that has had a major impact on Israel education and advocacy over the past 5 years. While Cheryl’s work has been focused on Atlanta where she has run dozens of events related to Israel and antisemitism, the influence of her organization has been felt around the world as technology has allowed AIC’s innovative programs to reach an international audience. This culminated in a November 2022 AIC Israel trip which included participants from around the United States and the world. While devoting herself to amplifying pro-Israel voices and combating antisemitism, Cheryl’s rallying cry is that “together we are stronger, our light shines brighter and we can be a greater force of good within our community and across the globe.”

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