Meet the team



Mala Tabory holds a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University (cum laude), and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in International Relations, specializing in International Law. She served in the Legal Division at the UN Secretariat as part of a Fellowship Program, and she was a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University and has conducted research at the Davis Center on Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.

Her fields of expertise include public international law and human rights, international organizations and diplomacy, immigration and citizenship law, as well as legal and strategic aspects of combating antisemitism .

She has published several books (Multilingualism in International Law and Institutions; The Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai), and significant articles on international law and on minority rights.

She served as a member of the Israeli team at the Taba Arbitration with Egypt and as a member of the Israeli Negotiating Team on the Peace Treaty with Jordan.

Mala has academic experience at Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv universities. She coordinated courses on “Legal Aspects of the Middle East Peace Process” for American law students, under the auspices of Tel Aviv Law Faculty and Temple University Law School. She edited the Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law.

During most of her public career, Mala filled senior research and diplomatic posts in a special unit in the Israel Prime Minister’s Office, involving the immigration of a million persons from the Former Soviet Union. Mala participated as a member of the initial forum to combat antisemitism in the Israel Prime Minister’s Office and numerous international and internal frameworks monitoring antisemitism.
She served as Director of the Israel branch of ISGAP, the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy.

Mala is the Editor of Justice, the legal journal of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IJL). She has been committed to the IJL since the organization assisted in the battle to let Jews make Aliya from behind the iron Curtain, believing it is an ideal venue for lawfare in shifting global arenas.