Colette Avital has served as a Knesset Member for the Labor Party since 1999 where she has been an important voice on Israeli-Palestinian peace and womenís issues. She has been actively involved in the Geneva Accord from the negotiations through the promotions. As a career diplomat, Avital rose through Israelís foreign ministry to become its highest ranked woman. She served as the Israeli Consul General to New York and the Acting Consul General in Boston, where she gained much knowledge and experience in working with the American Jewish community.

Avital has served as a Knesset Member with the Labor Party since 1999. In the Knesset, she chairs the Ethics Committee and the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee for the Location and Restitution of Property of Holocaust Victims. She is also an observer in the Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee and a member of the Education and Culture Committee, the Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women, the Finance Committee, and the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee.

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