National Commission Members

Israel: What’s Happening in the Region Now and What is the Impact at Home?

Featuring Carole Nuriel, Carmiel Arbit

Mar 5, 3:00pm-4:15pm ET
This session will begin with an up-to-the-minute briefing on Israel’s war with Hamas, the hostages, the status of the government and regional implications from Carole Nuriel, ADL’s Senior Director for Israel and the Middle East/North Africa. We’ll then discuss the concerning activity that ADL is seeing in the U.S. as a result of the Israel-Hamas war and the actions ADL is taking to ensure continued U.S. support for Israel and the safety of the U.S. Jewish community as we cope with the reverberating effects of war with Oren Segal, Vice President of ADL’s Center on Extremism and Carmiel Arbit, Senior Director of National Affairs.


Carole Nuriel

Senior Regional Director, Israel, the Middle East and North Africa, ADL

Carole Nuriel has been working with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for 22 years. Prior to assuming her current position as Senior Regional Director, Israel and MENA Countries, Carole was ADL’s Senior Middle Eastern Affairs Analyst with 24 years of experience in this field, focusing on manifestations of anti-Semitism in Middle Eastern media outlets. In her current position Carole is focused on promoting ADL’s programming, advocacy and partnerships globally as well as ADL’s work in Israel including advancing social cohesion, raising awareness to anti-Semitism and de-legitimization of Israel and working with ADL’s partners in Israel (government offices, IDF, INP, NGOs and others).

Carole served in the Israel Defense Force’s Intelligence Corps during her compulsory service. Later she worked for the Israel Broadcasting Authority, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Shalem Center. Carole holds a BA in Arabic language and literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in Arabic language and literature (majoring in classic Arabic language). She speaks Hebrew, French, Arabic, English and Spanish. Carole is married with three children.

Carmiel Arbit

Senior Director, Government Relations, ADL

Carmiel Arbit is the Senior Director for Government Relations at ADL, where she leads the federal affairs team. As ADL’s chief lobbyist, she oversees policy, legislative strategy and stakeholder engagement with Capitol Hill and the Executive. She has extensive experience working at the intersection of foreign policy and government relations. She is a nonresident senior fellow for Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank. She was previously the Director of Strategic Engagement in AIPAC’s office of Policy and Government Affairs, where she helped drive the organization’s strategy for engaging key policy stakeholders. Prior to her time at AIPAC, she worked at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy. She has worked in government affairs and public diplomacy for Thomson Reuters, the American Jewish Committee and Penn Schoen and Berland Associates, and as a consultant leading the work of Key Bridge Strategies. Arbit earned her BA from George Washington University and her MS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She has been recognized as a top lobbyist by the Hill three years in a row, and as a top Foreign Policy Influencer by Diplomatic Courier. She is a term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Truman national security fellow, and a member of the national board of Women’s Foreign Policy Group.