To celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut in 2020, when countries around the world were issuing social-isolation and stay-at-home measures, we hosted IsraPalooza: a day-long virtual festival. Throughout the day – every hour, on the hour – we brought some of the most interesting voices on Israel, right into the homes of viewers around the world, exploring different sides of Israel and Israeli culture.

IsraPalooza 2020

Israel Story


Chef Nir Mesika

Shakshuka Cooking Class


Dan Shechtman

Nobel Laureate


Kosha Dillz



Lucy Aharish

News Anchorwoman


Amar’e Stoudemire

NBA Legend


Rachel Gemara

COVID-19 Nurse


Gil Shwed

Check Point CEO


Hanoch Piven



Shaanan Streett

Hip-Hop Artist


Joan Nathan

Cookbook Author


Itzhak Perlman



Nas Daily (Nuseir Yassin)

Video Blogger

Moshe Safdie


David Broza

Musical Concert


You can see some of the viewers’ artwork from Hanoch Piven’s workshop here.


Nir Messika’s Shakshuka Recipe

Joan Nathan’s Hummus Recipe