Israeli Foreign Minister Names Noa Tishby Special Envoy

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid names Noa Tishby the first-ever Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and Delegitimization.

Israeli-American actress, author and thought leader Noa Tishby was appointed the first-ever special envoy for combating antisemitism and delegitimization by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on April 11 at the Foreign Ministry.

Tishby was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, and established her film and television career in the United States after jump-starting her career in the Israeli entertainment industry. Before serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), she received a drama scholarship from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and went on to appear in Israel’s leading TV shows, films, theatre and ad campaigns.

In 2011, Tishby founded the first Israel-focused online advocacy and rapid response organisation, Act For Israel, and became a powerful voice for Israel and the Middle East. Since then, she has become a leading voice in the United States and abroad on issues involving antisemitism and efforts to delegitimize Israel. In 2014, she initiated a partnership between The Schusterman Foundation and Summit Series and co-created Reality Israel, a series of leadership trips to Israel for Jews and non-Jews alike. She has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Jews in the World by the Jerusalem Post.

Tishby is a keynote speaker and panelist at major events around the world, where she has been discussing everything from BDS to Israeli innovation. She is a regular contributor to publications such as The Huffington Post, Jerusalem Post and The Jewish Journal, where she writes about policy, culture and international relations.

She published her first book in 2021, ‘Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth’. After years of speaking and writing about Israel, she has deciphered how to explain the complexities of Israel in a clear and relatable way. She writes about the story of Israel and Zionism and tackles long-held myths about the State of Israel and Jews.

Tishby divides her time between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv.