Irish Community in Israel
The Embassy estimates that there are up to 2,000 Irish citizens
resident in Israel. The vast majority of these are emigrants
from Ireland, who came to Israel in the 1960s and 1970s, and their
descendents. There are also Irish citizens married to
Israelis or working for Israeli and Multinational companies,
primarily in the High Tech sector.
Irish citizens in Israel are encouraged to register with the Embassy. The Embassy also
maintains an email circulation list for Irish citizens. This
is used to disseminate information on consular developments as well
as cultural events of interest to the Irish
community. If you would like to be included on the email
circulation list, please contact Sheilah Harris on +972 3 696 4166
ext. 103 or by email here.
Israel Ireland Friendship League (IIFL)
The Israel Ireland Friendship League was established in 1967.
It is very active and holds a wide variety of events throughout the
year. Malcom Gafson is the current President of the League,
while the Honorary Secretary is Phillipa Blatt. The League is
always interested in new members. If you would like to join
or be included on their circulation list please call Malcolm on 050
8221732 or email Phillipa here.