Naor Gilon

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Naor Gilon (hebrew: נאור גילאון) is the former Ambassador of Israel to Italy and to San Marino (Feb 2012 - Aug 2016). Earlier he served as the Chief of Staff to Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman in 2009, and as the Deputy Director General for Western Europe division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009–2011).

As a Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C. He was the subject of FBI investigations into the Lawrence Franklin espionage scandal, which involved the leaking of classified information by an employee at the United States Department of Defense.

According to Israeli journalist Shmuel Rosner, Gilon's return to the U.S. in late 2005 was an indication that "no serious allegations concerning Israel's involvement in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) affair still exist."[1]

Personal background[edit]

Gilon was born in Israel and is married with four children. He received his BA in Political Science at Tel Aviv University and his Masters in International Relations at Budapest Economic University.[2]


Gilon joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1989 and served as the Deputy Chief of Missions at the Embassy of Israel in Hungary (1990–1995), Deputy Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister (1995–1997), Counselor for Political Affairs at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations (1997–2000), and as Director of the Division for Strategic and Military Affairs in the Center for Policy Research in Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000–2002).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Israeli diplomat linked to the AIPAC affair is back in Washington[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Embassy Bio". Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2014.