Isaac Gilinski Sragowicz

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Isaac Gilinski Sragowicz
Colombia Ambassador to Israel
Assumed office
11 January 2010
PresidentÁlvaro Uribe Vélez
Preceded byJuan Hurtado Cano
Personal details
Born (1934-02-19) 19 February 1934 (age 84)
Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Spouse(s)Perla Bacal Zweiban (1957-present)
ChildrenJaime Gilinski Bacal
Rutie Gilinski Bacal
Tania Gilinski Bacal

Isaac Gilinski Sragowicz (Hebrew: יצחק גילינסקי‎ born 19 February 1934)[1] is a Colombian banker and financier currently serving as Ambassador of Colombia to Israel.[2]


Gilinski was appointed Ambassador of Colombia to Israel by President Álvaro Uribe Vélez on 28 October 2009 in a ceremony of protocol that took place at the Palace of Nariño; he later presented his Letters of Credence in a ceremony of protocol at Beit HaNassi to the President of Israel, Shimon Peres, on 11 January 2010.[3] Gilinski's brother, Lazar, had also served as Ambassador of Colombia to Israel in the 80's.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Born Isaac Gilinski Sragowicz on 19 February 1934 in Barranquilla, he is the son of Lithuanian immigrants who settled in that city from Israel in the 1920s. He is married to Perla Bacal Zweiban since 1957, with whom he had three children: Jaime, Rutie, Tania.[6]

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  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2011-08-22.
  2. ^ "Isaac Gilinski tomó posesión como Embajador de Colombia en Israel" [Isaac Gilinski was sworn in as Ambassador of Colombia to Israel] (in Spanish). Office of the President of Colombia. 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
  3. ^ Cashman, Greer Fay (12 January 2010). "Presentation of ambassadorial credentials becomes a family affair". The Jerusalem Post. Tel Aviv. ISSN 0021-597X. OCLC 3919101.
  4. ^ "Acto en homenaje al Sr. Lazar Gilinski Z¨L" (in Spanish). Keren Kayemet Leisrael. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  5. ^ The Europa Year Book. London: Europa Publications. 1988. p. 1461. ISBN 9780946653416.
  6. ^ Sierra, Luz María (2007-01-07). "'Yo nunca pierdo, soy un guerrero': Isaac Gilinski" ["I never lose, I am a fighter": Isaac Gilinski]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-01-07.

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