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Category Archives: Israel

Tueni, Ghassan

(Lebanon, 1926 – 2012) Diplomat, Journalist, Politician Mr. Ghassan Tueni was appointed Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations in 1977 and held this post until 1982. Ambassador Tueni was active in Lebanese politics, he started his political career in 1951 and held several legislative and cabinet positions. He had a long career in journalism, including as a [...]

Posted in Israel, Lebanon, UNIFIL

Meeker, Leonard

(United States of America, 1916 – ) Diplomat Mr. Leonard Meeker served as a lawyer in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the United States Department of State before being appointed the United States Ambassador to Romania from 1969 to 1973. In this interview, conducted on 24 July 1990, Mr. Meeker discussed the 1950 [...]

Posted in Israel, Korean War (1950-1953), Uniting for Peace Resolution

Mashler, William

(United States) Civil Servant William Mashler was a junior political officer in the United Nations Department of Trusteeship and Information on Non-Self-Governing Territories in 1947, eventually becoming Assistant to Director Ralph Bunche in 1949. His relationship with Mr. Bunche, coupled with the creation of the State of Israel and the question of Palestine led to his involvement in the actions of the [...]

Posted in Israel, Ralph Bunche

Kidron, Mordecai

(Israel) Diplomat Mordecai Kidron served as the Deputy Head of the Israeli Permanent Delegation to the United Nations from 1953 to 1958. He was at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during the onset of the 1956 Suez Crisis and witnessed how the peace and security atmosphere rapidly changed. Following his time at the United Nations, Mr. Kidron served in [...]

Posted in Dag Hammarskjöld, Israel, Israel-Arab War (1967), Israel-Arab War (1973), Suez Question, U Thant

Guyer, Roberto

(Argentina) Diplomat, Former Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Dr. Roberto Guyer became the Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs of the United Nations in 1971 and was appointed the Secretary-General's Representative for Peace Negotiations in the Middle East from 1971 to 1978. After receiving his doctorate in Law and Social Science, Dr. Guyer held many diplomatic positions in the Argentine Foreign [...]

Posted in Dag Hammarskjöld, Israel, Kurt Waldheim, Middle East Situation, Syria, U Thant, Uncategorized

Ghorbal, Ashraf

(Egypt, 1925 – 2005) Diplomat Mr. Ashraf Ghorbal was a member of the Egyptian team that conducted the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations following the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Having first entered the Egyptian diplomatic service in 1945, Mr. Ghorbal became a part of the Egyptian delegation to the United Nations in 1949. In February 1973, he was appointed as media [...]

Posted in Camp David, Israel, Israel-Arab War (1973), Palestine Question

Eytan, Walter

(Israel, 1910 – 2001) Diplomat Mr. Walter Eytan was a member of the Jewish Agency delegation at the United Nations General Assembly in 1947. In this role Mr. Eytan supervised the lobbying efforts of the delegation, which was intended to help gain a favourable vote in the General Assembly and ensure the legitimacy of the State of Israel. In 1948, once recognition was [...]

Posted in Israel, Middle East Situation, Palestine Question, Uncategorized

Rosenne, Shabtai

(Israel, 1917-2010) Legal Scholar, Diplomat Shabtai Rosenne was a renowned professor of international law and a distinguished diplomat who has represented Israel at many international conferences and the Israeli Government in cases before the International Court of Justice. Mr. Rosenne received his LL.B. from the University of London in 1938 and his doctorate from the Hebrew [...]

Posted in Israel, Israel-Arab War (1948-1949), Suez Question

Rafael, Gideon

(Israel, 1913 – 1999) Diplomat Considered as one of the pioneers of Israeli diplomacy, Gideon Rafael started his career in 1947, lobbying at the United Nations for a Jewish state. His efforts were rewarded when Israel gained its independence in 1948 and Mr. Rafael helped Moshe Sharett set up the Israeli Foreign Ministry. At the 1949-1950 [...]

Posted in Israel, Suez Question

Eban, Abba

(Israel, 1915-2002) Diplomat; Former Foreign Minister, Israel Noted for his defence of Israel's actions before the Security Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations, former Foreign Minister of Israel, Abba Eban served with the Jewish Agency as a political information officer to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine in 1946. In 1947, he [...]

Posted in Israel, Suez Question