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Talia Sasson
NIF Board President
Beit Zayit, Israel
 

Attorney Talia Sasson heads her own law firm, representing organizations in administrative and civil cases in court. She is President of the NIF Board and Co-Chair of the NIF International Council. She is also a board member of the Geneva Initiative’s steering committee, and acts as counselor for several other NGO’s in Israel. In 2009, she ran for the Knesset as representative of The New Movement & Meretz. From 2004 to 2010, Mrs. Sasson taught a course on “Defending Israel’s Democracy through Law” at Tel-Aviv University’s Law Faculty. At the request of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, from August 2004 to March 2005, Mrs. Sasson served as a special legal advisor for the government, in which capacity she authored the Sasson Report on illegal outposts and law enforcement on Israelis in the West Bank. From 1979 to February 2004 she worked in the State Attorney’s office. From 1989 to 1993 she headed the Civil Department in the Office of the District Attorney of Jerusalem. From 1996 to 2004, she headed the Special Tasks Division of the State Attorney’s office. In this role, she represented the government of Israel before the Supreme Court in civil, criminal, constitutional and administrative cases and was also involved in various security and military issues.