Fleur Hassan-Nahoum is currently the only British-Israeli politician in Israel. She is part of the Likud Party.
As the Jerusalem City Council’s Deputy Mayor for International Affairs, Hassan-Nahoum has committed much resources for the formation of economic ties between the Tel Aviv regime and the United Arab Emirates Monarchy. These efforts are done in a manner that further isolates the Palestinian cause from the Arab world and acts as a counter-balance to the mostly west-based Boycott, Divest and Sanctions Movement.
Hassan-Nahoum has also lobbied heavily for the transfer of the UAE embassy to Jerusalem.
In 2020, she co-founded the UAE Chamber of Commerce with Justin Zorling, and in October that year, she chaired a delegation of Gulf officials, businessmen and entrepreneurs to pursue areas of interest for Israel. Her other activities include the formation of the Gulf Israel Women’s Forum, which operates under the UAE-Israel Business Council.
Fleur Hassan-Nahoum was born in September 27, 1973, Gibraltar. She studied law at King’s College, University of London, and received her Master’s degree in Conflict Research Management from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her father, Joshua Abraham Hassan, served as senior minister and mayor of Gibraltar.
Hassan-Nahoum returned to London in 1991 to study and work as a lawyer in London, after which she became the director of global operations for the World Jewish Relief charity.
Immigration to Occupied Palestine
In 2001, she immigrated to Israel and was hired by the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), where she served as a Senior Resource Development Assistant for six years, focusing on Europe.
In the ensuing years, Hassan Nahoum started her own communications consulting business called Message Experts, advising large corporations as well as nonprofits on effective communication strategies.
Entering the Israeli Political Scene
In 2013, Hassan-Nahoum joined the Yerushalmim party and served as party chairman until January 2018.
In May 2016, she became a member of the Jerusalem City Council, and in February 2017, she became the main member of the opposition. In November 2018, she rejoined the Jerusalem City Council and was appointed Deputy Mayor for International Affairs, Economic Development and Tourism.