IsraelCast Episode 96

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How do you see Jerusalem? Is it the history? The social entrepreneurships? The peacefulness of the surrounding hillsides? This week on IsraelCast, host Steven Shalowitz sits down with the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Fleur Hassan-Nahoum. Listen to Fleur explore the new relationships between Israel, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, growing up surrounded by politics, and how she sees the future of Jerusalem.

Fleur grew up in Gibraltar and studied law at Kings College, London University. She qualified as a barrister in Middle Temple in 1997 and practiced in London before immigrating to Israel in 2001. In Israel, she worked at JDC in resource development for Europe and later became the Executive Director of Tikva, a nonprofit organization saving abandoned and abused Jewish children from the Former Soviet Union. In 2011, she set up her own communications consulting business, Message Experts, and did consulting work for large corporations as well as nonprofit organizations on effective communication strategies. In May 2016, Fleur became a City Councilor in Jerusalem and in February 2017 the leader of the Opposition. In November 2018, Fleur was re-elected to the Jerusalem Municipal Council and was appointed Deputy Mayor for foreign relations, economic development, and tourism. Fleur is currently the only British politician in Israel and is involved in the advancement of women's rights and marginalized populations groups in the city, in economic development and the fight for a pluralistic Jerusalem. Fleur is also the Co-founder of the UAE-Israel Business Council.

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