Special Interview Series - Women in Politics in Israel
Special Interview Series
Women in Politics in Israel 
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Orit Farkash-Hacohen
Who is Orit Farkash-Hacohen
Minister of Tourism

Orit Farkash-Hacohen is Israel's Minister of Tourism and a member of the National Security Cabinet since the formation of Israel's unity government in May 2020.

Minister Farkash-Hacohen is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and clerked for Supreme Court Justice Dalia Dorner. She began working for a leading law firm in the private sector, and then moved to the public sector as the head of litigation at Israel's Antitrust Authority. In 2003, Minister Farkash-Hacohen served as the legal advisor to the Israel Public Utility Authority for Electricity and later was appointed as the first woman to serve as its chairperson and director-general, a position she held for five years (2011-2016). 

During her tenure as chairperson, she pushed for opening up Israel's energy production market to competition and encouraged the creation of a renewable energy industry. 

Until being elected as a Member of Knesset in 2019, Minister Farkash-Hacohen was a partner at a leading law firm in Israel, where she directed its energy and infrastructure practice. 

In 2006-2007, Minister Farkash-Hacohen attended Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, earning her Master's Degree in public administration. She is a visiting fellow at both the Consortium for Energy Policy Research at Harvard and at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group

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