Regev Ortal

Senior Government Affairs Associate

Regev joined J Street in 2022 after moving to Washington, D.C. from Israel. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tel Aviv University and has served in the Israel Defense Forces International Cooperation Unit, where she facilitated communications between the IDF and UN Peacekeeping forces in Syria and Lebanon.

During her studies, Regev worked as a legislative analyst and lobbied for social justice causes, as well as appeared as a frequent speaker in panels on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Most recently, she completed an internship with the office of the U.S. Shadow Senator for the District of Columbia, where she worked on the D.C. Statehood Campaign. Regev is a Debate instructor and judge and Hebrew-English interpreter, and she is passionate about strengthening the relationship between Israeli and American Jewry. She also goes by “Rae”, which she adopted as her American nickname.

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