Naor Gilon (hebrew: נאור גילאון) is the current Ambassador of Israel to Italy and to San Marino. Earlier he served as the Chief of Staff to the Minister of foreign affairs, Avigdor Lieberman 2009, and as the Deputy Director General for Western Europe division at the Ministry of foreign Affairs (2009-2011).
As a Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C. He was the subject of FBI investigations into the Lawrence Franklin espionage scandal, which involved the leaking of classified information by an employee at the United States Department of Defense.
According to Israeli journalist Shmuel Rosner, Gilon's return to the US in late 2005 was an indication that "no serious allegations concerning Israel's involvement in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) affair still exist."
Gilon was born in Israel and is married with four children. He received his BA in Political Science at Tel Aviv University and his Masters in International Relations at Budapest Economic University.
Gilon joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1989 and has served as the Deputy Chief of Missions at the Embassy of Israel in Hungary, from 1990 – 1995, Deputy Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister, from 1995-1997, Counselor for Political Affairs at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations, from 1997 – 2000, and as Director of the Division for Strategic and Military Affairs in the Center for Policy Research in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 2000-2002.