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Galit Baram, Consul General of Israel in Toronto and Western Canada - Witness Interview


March 17, 2019 - Galit Baram was born in Jerusalem, Israel. Her academic background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Archeology and English from Tel Aviv University and a Master’s Degree in American Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2003-2006).

Ms. Baram began her career with the Ministry as a political assistant in the Director General’s Bureau and with the Department of Eurasia and the Caucasus at Ministry Headquarters in Jerusalem (1994-1998). She later held the position of Deputy Director in the same department. Just prior to her current posting, Ms. Baram served as Director of the Department for Palestinian Affairs and Regional Cooperation (2013-2016). She has also served internationally as a Counselor for Public Affairs and Coordinator of Academic Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC (2009-2012); Counselor for Economic Affairs in Cairo (2006-2009); and Counselor for Political Affairs in Moscow (1998-2003).

In August 2016, Ms. Baram arrived in Toronto to take up her current position as Consul General. She is married to a fellow diplomat and has two children.

This interview took place at the Salt + Light Studios in Toronto, Ontario on January 17, 2019.