Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations

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Israel Ambassador to the United Nations, full title, Representative of Israel to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.


His Excellency
Ron Prosor
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Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations
Incumbent
Assumed office
8 June 2011
President Shimon Peres
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Preceded by Meron Reuben
15th Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office
2007–2011
President Shimon Peres
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
Benjamin Netanyahu
Preceded by Zvi Heifetz
Succeeded by Daniel Taub
Personal details
Born 11 October 1958
Kfar Saba, Israel
Alma mater Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Religion Judaism

Office holders[edit]

# Name Years served U.N. Secretary(ies)-General Prime Minister(s) of Israel
1 Abba Eban 1949–1959 Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjöld David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Sharett
2 Michael Comay 1960–1967 U Thant David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol
3 Gideon Rafael 1967–1968 U Thant Levi Eshkol
4 Yosef Tekoah 1968–1975 U Thant, Kurt Waldheim Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin
5 Chaim Herzog 1975–1978 Kurt Waldheim Yitzhak Rabin, Menahem Begin
6 Yehuda Blum 1978–1984 Kurt Waldheim, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Menahem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir
7 Benjamin Netanyahu 1984–1988 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Yitzhak Shamir, Shimon Peres
8 Johanan Bein 1988–1990 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Yitzhak Shamir
9 Yoram Aridor 1990–1992 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali Yitzhak Shamir
10 Gad Yaacobi 1992–1996 Boutros Boutros-Ghali Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres
11 Dore Gold 1996–1999 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Kofi Annan Binyamin Netanyahu
12 Yehuda Lancry 1999–2002 Kofi Annan Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon
13 Dan Gillerman 2002–2008 Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-moon Ariel Sharon, Ehud Olmert
14 Gabriela Shalev 2008–2010 Ban Ki-moon Ehud Olmert, Binyamin Netanyahu
15 Meron Reuben 2010–2011 Ban Ki-moon Binyamin Netanyahu
16 Ron Prosor 2011– Ban Ki-moon Binyamin Netanyahu

Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations[edit]

Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations
Incumbent
Ron Prosor
Style Diplomatic mission
Inaugural holder Abba Eban
Formation 1949
Website www.israel-un.org

The Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations is the diplomatic mission of the State of Israel to the United Nations in New York. As such, it reports to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations is led by Ambassador Ron Prosor, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations and former Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He presented his credentials to Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, on 23 June 2011. The Deputy Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations is David Roet.

Israel’s Permanent Mission represents the State of Israel, its citizens and the Jewish people on the global stage of the United Nations. For over sixty-five years, Israel’s delegation has worked to promote international peace, prosperity, and security through UN institutions. Today, Israeli diplomats share the unique expertise and cutting-edge innovations of the "Start-up Nation in the halls of the UN to help address pressing global challenges – from public health to environmental issues to sustainable development.

In order to successfully carry out its mandate, the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations has nearly 30 staff members, including diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and civil servants. They prepare and negotiate resolutions and texts for adoption by the various UN organs.

Staff members of the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations also organize visits by the Israeli authorities to the UN headquarters, notably during the general debate that opens the annual session of the UN General Assembly, which traditionally takes place in September.

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