Michal Cotler-Wunsh

Michal Cotler-Wunsh

Former Member of Knesset

Michal Cotler-Wunsh is a prominent public speaker, researcher and independent policy and strategy advisor on intersecting issues of law, human rights, Zionism and antisemitism. Informed by political, professional and academic experience, Michal explores topics surrounding international law, human rights, Antisemitism and Zionism.

Michal was a Member of Israel’s 23rd Knesset chairing and serving on several committees including Foreign Affairs and Security, Constitution, Law and Justice, Immigration, Integration and Diaspora. Michal served as the first Knesset Liaison to the Issue of the International Criminal Court (ICC), was co-chair of the Canada-Israel interparliamentary friendship group, and Chair of the Caucus for Ethiopians in Israel. She initiated and co-founded the Interparliamentary Bi-Partisan Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism, and remains at the forefront of initiative committed to identify, expose and combat the mutation and permeation of antisemitism. 

Michal was born in Israel and grew up in Canada. She received her LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her LL.M. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her doctoral research focused on the topic of freedom of speech and its regulation on university campuses. 

Michal lives in Ra’anana, Israel with her husband and their 4 children.