TV stars meet Minister Yuli Edelstein
TV stars meet Minister Yuli EdelsteinCourtesy

Israel is hosting several United States television stars as part of an initiative to show the world the real Israel. The group has visited Jerusalem, and will see the Dead Sea and Tel Aviv beaches as well.

Minister of Diaspora Affairs Yuli-Yoel Edelstein met with the stars Sunday morning.

Also present was Chaim Gutin, Commissioner for Tourism in North America. “The arrival of these American celebrities attests to Israel’s growing reputation as a world-class travel destination, during what is on track to be the best year ever for travel to Israel,” he said earlier as the group arrived.

Among the visitors are Omar Epps, who stars in House, Mekhi Phifer, formerly a star on ER, Holly Robinson Peete, who appeared on 21 Jump Street, AnnaLynne McCord of Nip/Tuck, and Paget Brewster of Criminal Minds.