Haim Koren

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Haim Koren
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Haim Koren speaking in Ariel University
Israeli Ambassador to Egypt
Assumed office
Personal details
BornIsrael Israel

Haim Koren (Hebrew: חיים קורן‎; born 6 June 1953) is the Israeli ambassador to Egypt. Haim is a former director of Israel's Foreign Ministry Political Planning Division and the former Israeli ambassador to South Sudan.


Koren served in various diplomatic capacities in the United States, Egypt, and Nepal. He was the Director of the Israel's Middle East Division of Foreign Affairs.[1]

He is fluent in the Arabic language including the Sudanese dialects. During his diplomatic career, he has worked with security officials in dealing with and understanding Sudanese refugees from Darfur.[2]

Mr. Koren is Director Middle East Division, Center of Political Research Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem. His many positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, included serving as Director, Political Planning Division, Jerusalem, Deputy Spokesman, Press Division, Consul for Press and Information. Consulate General of Israel, Chicago. Consul, Consulate General of Israel, Alexandria, Egypt. Second Secretary, Embassy of Israel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

His academic record includes lecturing at the University of Haifa: "The Development of Arab Media" – Department of Communications.

Teaching at University of Haifa – Middle Eastern History Department "The Social and Political Development of Arabs in Israel".

Approval of the Ph.D. Proposal by Advanced Studies Authority. Ph.D Subject: "Local Archives in Dar Fur (Western Sudan) 1720 – 1916".

Lecturer, Emek Yezreel College. Middle Eastern History, Sociology of Islam, The Arab Media. Member, Center of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago. Political Science Department "Politics in the Middle East" University of Haifa, Guest Lecturer.


  1. ^ "Mr. Haim Koren". ICT. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
  2. ^ Israel names envoy to South Sudan