Levana Zamir, was born to a wealthy Jewish family of hoteliers and publishers in Cairo, Egypt. Levana and her family were abruptly forced to flee her home to become a stateless refugee in France following Israel’s establishment in 1948.

Levana is the President of the Association for Egyptian Jews, and President of the Israeli Association of Jews from Arab Countries. She also serves as a liaison between the Israeli government and various international organizations campaigning for justice for Jews from Arab countries. Levana has testified before the United Nations and the Israeli Knesset, and her personal story has been featured in PBS.

Levana is also the author of the “The Golden Era of the Jews of Egypt,” and is a leading international activist for justice and redress of former Jewish refugees from Arab countries.