Daniel C. Kurtzer, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Israel on July 16, 2001, and served until September 2005. Immediately prior to that, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Egypt.
Ambassador Kurtzer previously served as political officer at the American Embassy in Cairo; as political officer at the American Embassy in Tel Aviv; as Deputy Director of the Office of Egyptian Affairs; as a speechwriter on the Policy Planning Staff; as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; and as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research.
Ambassador Kurtzer received a B.A. from Yeshiva University in New York and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Source: State Department