Yehuda Lancry

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Yehuda Lancry
Israel Ambassador to France
In office
1992–1995
12th Israel Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
1999–2002
Preceded by Dore Gold
Succeeded by Dan Gillerman
Personal details
Born 25 September 1947
Boujad, Morocco
Nationality Israeli
Political party Likud
Profession Politician
Religion Judaism

Dr Yehuda Lancry (Hebrew: יהודה לנקרי‎, Arabic: يهودا لانكري‎; born 25 September 1947) is a former Israeli politician and ambassador to France and the United Nations.

Born in Boujad in Morocco, Lancry studied at an alliance high school in Casablanca. He made aliyah to Israel in 1965 and gained a PhD in French literature from the University of Haifa and University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. Between 1983 and 1992 he served as head of the local council of Shlomi, and from 1991 until 1992 was chairman of Second Israeli Broadcasting Authority.

He was appointed Israel's ambassador to France in 1992, serving until 1995. In 1996 he was elected to the Knesset on the Likud list and served as a Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and chairman of the Ethics committee.

He lost his seat in the 1999 elections, but was appointed ambassador to the United Nations that year, serving until 2002. That same year on 10th April 2002 Yehuda Lancry's niece Noa Shlomo was killed in the suicide bombing of Egged bus #960 en route from Haifa to Jerusalem.[1]

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  1. ^ http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Terrorism/Victims/Pages/Lance%20Cpl%20Noa%20Shlomo.aspx

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