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Emi Palmor

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Emi Palmor was born in Jerusalem and raised in Belgium, Norway and Argentina. She studied law at the Hebrew University, becoming a member of the Israeli Bar in 1991. She worked as a civil servant at the Israeli Ministry of Justice, initially as a prosecutor at the Supreme Court department of the State Attorney’s office, and then as Director of the Department of Pardons. Between 2014 and 2019 Palmor served as Director General of the Ministry of Justice, developing innovative employment diversity programs, advancing access to justice via digital services and platforms, and working towards the betterment and reduction of regulation. She initiated educational projects for the prevention of online assault and privacy protection for minors, and established the country’s Anti-Racism Coordinating Government unit. In addition she headed national committees for the examination and recommendation of policies to eradicate racism towards Israelis of Ethiopian descent, for the reduction of purchase of sex services, and for coping with the negative consequences of polygamy. For her longstanding contribution to advancing equality and coexistence between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel, Palmor was honored as a Champion of Shared Society by the Abraham Initiatives. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, lecturing on policy design, governance and law, as well as a strategic consultant and Chairman of the ‘Gesher’ Multicultural Film Fund.
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