Ifat Ovadia Luski is Head of the Department of Hebrew Language and Culture.
Until recently, Ifat Ovadia Luski was Secretary-General of World Likud, a post she held for over four years; she was the first woman to serve in that capacity. Before that, she held a variety of positions in the public sector, including Headquarters Director in the Ministry of Defense and in the Ministry of Science and Technology. In these frameworks, Ovadia Luski led endeavors of Israeli public importance, most notably the initiatives to improve science access in the country's periphery, and to promote IDF service among special populations.
Ovadia Luski brings with her a deep understanding of the parliamentary and governmental decision-making environments and regulatory processes. While serving as Secretary-General of World Likud, she led the movement to major achievements and furthered the success of its global activity. She mobilized the branch heads in the Diaspora Jewish communities for Holocaust commemoration programs and for the fight against growing anti-Semitism and the anti-Israel BDS organizations.
Ovadia Luski was reared on the values of the Betar Movement. In all of the posts she has held, she has been driven by a deep desire to promote the good of the Jewish people and Eretz Israel. In addition to the aforementioned positions, she has been a member of the Public Council to Commemorate Ze'ev Jabotinsky and of the Betar Movement Public Council. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency, and of the Zionist Executive.
She currently serves as a member of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors, and as a member of the World Board of Trustees of Keren Hayesod.
Ovadia Luski holds a Master's degree (with honors) in Educational Policy and Administration from Tel Aviv University, and a Bachelor's degree in Hebrew Literature and History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.