Colette Avital meets U.S. President Barack Obama
Colette Avital meets U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo by Thomas Langdon
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Israeli diplomat and politician Colette Avital was born in Romania during World War II. Since her childhood in Europe, she has surmounted multiple challenges, first during the Holocaust, then as an immigrant to Israel and later as a woman rising through the ranks of the Foreign Ministry. She discusses her life experiences as a diplomat and Labor lawmaker with Rogel Alpher and also tells him about her latest role as chairwoman of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors, an umbrella group which represents over 50 organizations.

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