Popular TV doctor to visit Israel, expected to meet Netanyahu

(JNS.org) Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz will come with his family to Israel on July 28, his first visit to the country. Dr. Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, is likely to garner considerable fanfare because his television show, “The Dr. Oz Show,” is broadcast in 118 languages, including in Israel on the Health Channel.

Dr. Oz, who will visit Israel this month. Credit: World Economic Forum.

“The Dr. Oz Show” recently won the Emmy award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show for the third consecutive year. Dr. Oz’s books have also sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into 40 languages, including Hebrew.

“I’m very happy to be coming to Israel,” Dr. Oz told Israel Hayom.

“My being of Turkish descent, I have always appreciated the ties and deep friendship shared between the Turkish people and the Israeli people, and me being an American I have always appreciated the deep friendship between Israel and the American people,” he said.

Dr. Oz is expected to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit.



Posted on July 18, 2013 .