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 a board member of the New Israel Fund and a Co-Chair of the International Council of NIF. She is a board member in the Council for Peace and Security, a member of the Geneva Initiative’s steering committee, Yesh Din’s Public Council, and a counselor for some other NGO’s in Israel. In 2009, she ran to the Knesset as representative of The New Movement-Meretz. From 2004 to 2010, Ms. Sasson taught a course on “Defenses through law on Democracy in Israel” in the faculty of law at Tel-Aviv University as adjunct professor. From August 2004 to March 2005, at the request of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Ms. Sasson served as a special legal advisor for the government and the author of the Sasson Report on illegal outposts in the West Bank and law enforcement on Israelis in the Palestinian territories. From 1979 to February 2004 she worked in the State Attorney’s office. From 1989 to 1993 she headed the Civil Department in the Jerusalem district attorney. From 1996 to 2004, she headed the Special Tasks Division of the State Attorney’s office. In that role she represented the government of Israel in the Supreme Court for 13 years in civil, criminal, constitutional and administrative cases and was involved also with different security and military issues.