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Welcome the new Consul General of Israel at the HOI in Balboa Park: Consul General Israel Bachar
Monday, September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Southwest
Israel Bachar was appointed Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Southwest in May 2023, and assumed the post in September. Having developed his career in the private sector, Mr. Bachar is one of the most respected and sought-after marketing and political strategists in the country. He has decades of experience in Israel’s ever-shifting political landscape, and his background serves him well in his role as Israel’s senior representative to the Pacific Southwest region.
Founder and CEO of Bachar Strategy, Consul General Bachar has been a close confidant and advisor to the most influential politicians of Israel’s modern era, including current and former prime ministers, ministers of defense and foreign affairs, and heads of parties. Almost every major political party has sought Mr. Bachar’s advice.
Consul General Bachar has an illustrious record of launching careers and catapulting political parties, from across the political spectrum, to prominence. His innovative “out-of-the-box” strategies have proven phenomenally successful and his “bloc” strategy has had a historic impact on Israeli election outcomes.
Mr. Bachar also has vast experience beyond Israel’s political domain. He has led global campaigns and advised NGOs and multinational corporations in the fields of telecommunications, finance and energy. Mr. Bachar is a regular contributor on Israel’s most popular news shows.
Born in Beit She’an in Northern Israel, Consul General Bachar served in the Israel Defense Force’s Golani Brigade, graduated from Bar Ilan University and earned his MA in Communications at Fordham University in New York. He is an avid Springsteen fan, plays bass guitar and enjoys traveling. He is married to Rachel, who was born and raised in the United States. Israel and Rachel met in New York, and they have three daughters.