NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2020

NEW FACE FOR INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Israel’s former Ambassador to Australia, Mark Sofer, has accepted an invitation to join Project Rozana’s International Advisory Council.

Mr Sofer will sit alongside Tim Costello AO from Australia, Prof Saleem Haj-Yahia of Palestine and Martin Indyk of the United States.

Mr Sofer was a career diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After completing his posting in Australia in 2020, he returned to Israel and announced his retirement from diplomatic service.

He received his BA in Economics and International Relations from the London School of Economics, after which he completed an MA in Political Science at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He then joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Among his postings in a distinguished career with the Ministry was Peru, Norway, and New York. Followed by appointment as Ambassador to Ireland, and later as Ambassador to the Republic of India and concurrently, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. He was also a Policy Advisor to then-Foreign Minister of Israel Shimon Peres, and also headed the prestigious non-profit foundation, the Jerusalem Foundation.

Before his posting to Australia in 2017, Mark served as Deputy Director General of the Foreign Ministry and Head of the Asia and Pacific Division.

He is married to Sarah and has three adult daughters.

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