Zvi Heifetz

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Zvi Heifetz
צבי חפץ
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Israeli Ambassador to Russia
Assumed office
Preceded by Dorit Golender
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 60)
Tomsk, Soviet Union
Alma mater Tel Aviv University
Military service
Allegiance  Israel
Service/branch Israeli Army
Rank Major

Zvi Heifetz (born 1956) is the Israeli ambassador to Russia. From 2004 to 2007 he was ambassador to the United Kingdom.,[1] and from 2013 to 2015, he was ambassador to Austria.

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 worked 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. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. 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.