(1947 - )
Yehuda Lancry was born in Bujad, Morocco, and grew up in
Bujad and Casablanca. He later immigrated with his family to Nahariya,
Israel. He served in the Israel Defense Forces from 1966 to 1970, and was
an airplane mechanic in the Israel Air Force.
Dr. Lancry headed the Documentary and Film Publications
Department of Raphael (Authority for Defense Technology), from 1980 to
1983. Prior to that he served as Emissary of the Jewish Agency, Youth
Department, in Antibes, France, from 1976 to 1980.
He received his Masters Degree in French literature from
Nice University, in 1980, where he went on to earn a Doctorate in French
literature in 1986.
Dr. Lancry served as Head of Public Council of Israel
Televisions Channel Two and radio, in 1991. This followed two terms as
the Mayor of Shlomi, from 1983 to 1992. Between the years 1988 and 1992,
Dr. Lancry was a guest lecturer in French literature at Israels Haifa
Dr. Lancry served as Ambassador to France, from 1992 to
1995. Upon his return to Israel, Ambassador Lancry was a Member of the 14th
Parliament, from 1996 through 1999.
In 1999, Lancry became the 12th Permanent representative
of Israel to the United Nations, a position he held untl 2002.
Lancry is married and has two sons.
Sources: The Permanent Mission of
Israel to the United Nations