Karen Isenberg Jones has returned to the Consulate General of Israel in Atlanta as the new director of government and political affairs. In the role, she serves as the political liaison between Israeli diplomats and government officials and elected officials in the Southeast region.
“It is my job to bolster the U.S.-Israel relationship in our region on both sides of the political aisle,” she said. She aims to enhance diplomatic ties with governors, commissioners, state legislatures and diverse populations of the Southeast region through the continuous work of communication, including briefing and educating elected officials about the ongoing situation in Israel.
Prior to this new position, Isenberg Jones was the director of media affairs and interfaith outreach for the consulate, organizing press conferences and interviews while managing all the consulate’s external communications.
Isenberg Jones is known for using her diplomatic finesse to develop and maintain deep and fruitful relationships with religious, political and cultural community leaders throughout the region. Her communication skills stem from her years as a writer, editor and production coordinator at CNN.
Isenberg Jones said of her new position, “The Israel-U.S. relationship is an essential component to the safekeeping of the Jewish people. I’m honored to be a part of that.