List of Israeli Ambassadors to the United States
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List of Israeli Ambassadors to the United States
Ambassador of Israel to the United States
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Gilad Erdan

since January 21, 2021
NominatorPrime Minister of Israel
Inaugural holderEliahu Eilat

The office of the Israeli Ambassador to the United States of America is the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary from the State of Israel to the United States of America. It is generally regarded as the most prestigious position in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs due to the close diplomatic and military relationship between the two countries.

The ambassador and the embassy staff at large work at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Three ambassadors have been American citizens, Arens was naturalized and Oren and Dermer were born in the United States.

List of Ambassadors

  1. Eliahu Eilat, 1948-1950
  2. Abba Eban, 1950-1959
  3. Avraham Harman, 1959-1968
  4. Yitzhak Rabin, 1968-1973
  5. Simcha Dinitz, 1973-1979
  6. Ephraim Evron, 1979-1982
  7. Moshe Arens, 1982-1983
  8. Meir Rosenne, 1983-1987
  9. Moshe Arad, 1987-1990
  10. Zalman Shoval, 1990-1993
  11. Itamar Rabinovich, 1993-1996
  12. Eliahu Ben-Elissar, 1996-1998
  13. Zalman Shoval, 1998-1999
  14. David Ivry, 1999-2002
  15. Daniel Ayalon, 2002-2006
  16. Sallai Meridor, 2006-2009
  17. Michael Oren, 2009-2013
  18. Ron Dermer, 2013-2021
  19. Gilad Erdan, 2021-Present[1]

See also


  • "Former Ambassadors to the U.S." Archived from the original on March 16, 2008. Retrieved 2005.
  • "Israeli Ambassadors to the United States (1948-Present)". Jewish Virtual Library.
  1. ^ "UN envoy Erdan becomes Israeli ambassador to the United States". January 21, 2021. Retrieved .

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