The Desk is in the final stages of a large-scale project, both internationally and domestically, engaging all relevant stakeholders in the process, of drafting and enacting Israel’s new Foreign Service Act that will restore Israel’s Foreign Service’s vitality and standing in the national decision making process.
In his travels abroad and across Israel, Amb. Prosor has presented various audiences, Jewish and non-Jewish, with the different ways in which Israel has been harnessing the challenges it faces to its advantage, and turning liabilities into assets. Also, our team has been mentoring and providing support for the civil society NGO “ISRAELIS” that aims to improve Israel’s image by promoting regular dialogue and interaction between Israelis and the international community.
Moving towards enacting the Israeli Foreign Service Act, we brought together stakeholders from the government, private sector and civil society to tackle the issues that should be at the core of this bill, such as Israel’s Foreign Aid, and Israel’s global outlook. Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo, participated at the event and delivered valuable insights regarding the recent developments in Israeli-African relations and the prospects for future opportunities.
The first diplomatic accelerator is designed to empower civil society initiatives in the field of diplomacy – from public diplomacy to internationalization of higher education through "tech-for-good" efforts – and allow them to create a real impact on Israel's foreign relations.The main pillars of the accelerator are:
To mark 120 years to the birth of Israel's first female Prime Minister, Golda Meir, we hosted a conference that celebrated her life and work. In front of a full house, we held several sessions that focused on Israel's relations with Africa, which Meir launched, The role of women in leadership positions, The Yom Kipur War and Amb. Prosor discussed with M.K Tzipi Livni the importance of the diplomatic work before, during and after a military campaign. Speakers in the conference included Ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire to Israel Jean-Baptiste Gomis, former Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch, Former Head of Mossad Zvi Zamir, former Head of IDF Intelligence Shlomo Gazit, former Ambassadors Shlomo Hillel and Gabriela Shalev and others.