Comedian-turned-unlikely advocate for Israel is heading back to the Jewish state

22 March 2024

Daniel-Ryan Spaulding last visited Israel in 2019 after years of making Israeli friends while living in Berlin for five years . The veteran stand-up comic and gay icon became an unlikely face of pro-Israel advocacy and the battle against antisemitism . He said he still struggles to understand the justification he has seen in many circles for supporting Hamas and demonizing Israel .