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Ruth is an extraordinary Israeli woman in full flight in her professional career with outstanding achievements behind her and great possibilities still to come. Ruth had an international early education in Israel, South Africa and the United States. Back in Israel she completed post graduate work in International Relations and Diplomacy, and still as a young woman was appointed to head the Ministry of Foreign Affairs UK and Ireland in 2001. In 2003 she was appointed to a diplomatic post in the Israeli Embassy in Egypt. She then earned a second MA in Policy and Government at Harvard University, and she is now working on a PhD in International Relations at Oxford University while she continues her research in Israel. Ruth was a personal adviser to former Israeli Prime Minister, Shimon Peres, and is now the Deputy Director General of the Federation of Local Authorities. In addition to this remarkable professional career, Ruth is a mother of a young family and is now making perhaps her most important contribution, this time as a volunteer, directing the Shibli Project (See Shibli Project in Projects) where she is using her connections in government and academia to bring a Bedouin village into the mainstream of Israeli society as a model for doing the same for many other Bedouin villages in Israel. Through her outstanding accomplishments in her own country, Ruth is providing a model of excellence for others to follow in the quest to improve the world as global citizens
A model of cooperation between government and citizens (Jewish and Arab) to build tourism in rural Israel.