(Director of Department for Combating Antisemitism and Holocaust Remembrance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel)
"What is Israel's Role in the Fight Against Antisemitism?"
Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 12 noon ET (US and Canada), 6 PM CET (Brussels), 7 PM IST (Jerusalem)
Ruth Cohen-Dar was born in the Negev to a mother who was a third generation Jerusalemite and a father of Greek descent. They were a family of pioneers, who established a village near Ashkelon. She served in the Israeli Army for three years as an officer, after a year of volunteering as a community worker in a rural community in the Negev. Cohen-Dar holds a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has worked at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1986 and was posted abroad on three occasions, the last time as Deputy Ambassador in Poland. Since 2020 she has served as the Director of The Department for Combating Antisemitism and Holocaust Remembrance, as well as the Co-Chair of Israel's delegation to the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance).