Zvi Heifetz

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Zvi Heifetz
צבי חפץ
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Israeli Ambassador to Austria
Assumed office
Preceded by Aviv Shir-On
14th Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office
Preceded by Zvi Stauber
Succeeded by Ron Prosor
Personal details
Born (1956-12-09) 9 December 1956 (age 58)
Tomsk, Soviet Union
Alma mater Tel Aviv University
Military service
Allegiance  Israel
Service/branch Israeli Army
Rank Major

Zvi Heifetz (born 1956 in Tomsk, Russian SFSR) is the current Israeli ambassador to Austria. Between 2004 and 2007 he was Israel's ambassador to the United Kingdom.[1]

Born in Tomsk, Russian SFSR, Heifetz moved to Israel at the age of 14. He spent 7 years with Israel Intelligence and completed as a major in the Israeli Army. He has a Law degree from the Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Israeli Bar.[2]

Heifetz became the Vice-Chairman of the Maariv Group in 1999 and chairman of both the Hed-Arzi Music Production Company and Tower Records, Israel in 2001.[3]

In 1989 Heiftetz served as one of the first Israeli diplomats at the Netherlands Embassy in Moscow, and in 1997 he performed as an External Legal Adviser to the Prime Minister’s Office ("Nativ") on matters relating to the former Soviet Union. Since 2003 Heifetz has acted as an adviser and spokesman for the Ministry of Defence dealing with the Russian-language media.[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "General Info: Ambassador". London Israeli Embassy. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Zvi Heifetz interview". Movement for Reform Judaism. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Israeli envoy to U.K. Zvi Heifetz likely to advise Blair on Mideast". Haaretz. Retrieved 5 February 2010.