1979-1982 – Graduated Cum Laude from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, majoring in East Asian Studies and in English Linguistics 2003-2005 – MBA, Executive MBA Studies at the Hebrew University
Ben-Abba has served as Ambassador to Albania from 2004 until 2006 (concurrent with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece (2014-2019), North Macedonia (2004-2006) and the Philippines (2000-2004).. She was also Deputy Director General of Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- "Israel approves raft of new envoys, including controversial ambassador to UK". Middle East Eye. August 3, 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
- "Israel's Ambassador to China, Ms. Irit Ben Abba". Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
- "Ambassador Gao Yanping meets with Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel". Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the state of Israel. Retrieved 2 August 2021.