Yosef Tekoah

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Yosef Tekoah
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4th Israel Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
1968–1975
Personal details
Born 1925
Died 1991
New York
Nationality Israeli
Spouse(s) Ruth Tekoah
Children Gilad, Yoram and Michal Tekoah

Yosef Tekoah (Hebrew: יוסף תקוע, born Yosef Tukaczynski; 4 March 1925 – 14 April 1991) was a senior Israeli diplomat and an Israeli doctor and the President of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (1975–1981).

Tekoah was born in Lyakhavichy, Poland as Yosef Tukaczynski. At the age of five he emigrated with his family to Harbin, due to the rise of fascism in his homeland. When the fascist regime has reached Harbin, the family had moved to Manchuria, and later, for financial purposes, to Shanghai. He had a Doctorate in international relations from Harvard University, where he also taught and Master's degree in Natural and legal rights from Aurora University.

In 1948 he made Aliyah, changed his name to Tekoah and started working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he met his wife, Ruth Tekoah.

During his work in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tekoah appointed for severl positions:

Tekoah died in 1991 in New York after a Heart attack.

Tekoah knew fluent Hebrew, English, Russian, French, Portuguese, Chinese and French.

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