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Karma Feinstein Cohen

Executive Director of World Herut

Karma Feinstein-Cohen is the Executive Director of World Magshimey-Herut and World Herut which she founded in 1999.

This is the sole educational movement of unapologetic Zionism and it is based on three fundamental pillars: The integrity of the land, Jewish unity and social justice. Ms. Feinstein Cohen has worked tirelessly to advance the movements goals both worldwide and in Israel. This global movement, whilst united in ideology, each Herut branch varies in its style.  Ms. Feinstein-Cohen successfully leads a movement that is diverse and highly active.

Long committed to the ideology of Ze'ev Jabotinsky, she previously served in various leadership positions within Betar for over eleven years. After serving as the Education Coordinator for Betar Israel and as the Regional Coordinator for the Settlement Region, Ms. Feinstein-Cohen became Head of the Overseas Dept. for World Betar Executive and then Treasurer in 1994. Through the WZO, she headed up the "Manof" program for high risk communities, run by the department of "youth and halutz" in the WZO and worked as a short-term shaliach in 1996 and 1997. She also operated as the co-chair for the Council of World Zionist Youth Movements (1998-2000).

Ms. Feinstein-Cohen moved to Israel from New Jersey with her family when she was 11. After serving in the Israeli army, she received her B.A. in political economics from Tel Aviv University.    She now lives in Shaarey Tikva with her husband and two children.

Ms. Feinstein-Cohen is a member of presidium of the Zionist General Council of the WZO and has been a Jewish Agency committee member since 2002. Since October 2016 she serves as a Board Member.

Ms. Feinstein was a WZO representative on the Board of Directors of the “Council to Perpetuate the Memory of Ze’ev Jabotinsky” in the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel. She finished her term in the summer of 2021.

Karma Feinstein-Cohen was elected to serve as the chairwoman of the Council of World Zionist Youth Movements in November 2021. She is the first woman to hold this position.

Karma Feinstein Cohen
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