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Eytan Bentsur

(1938 - )

Date and Place of Birth: September 29, 1938 (Afula, Israel)

IDF Military Service: 1956-1958

Personal Status: Married, three children

Languages: English, Hungarian, French


1952-1956 Hebrew Gymnasium of Jerusalem

1958-1961 The Hebrew University - History and Political Science (B.A.)

1962-1964 London School of Economics - Soviet Studies (M.A)

Professional Experience

1960-1962 Reporter for Maariv Daily Newspaper

1962-1964 Temporary employee at the Israel Embassy in London - Assistant for African Affairs

1965 MFA Cadet Course - UN Department

1965-1967 Second Secretary, Embassy of Israel, Budapest

1967-1974 Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

1969 - Director, Minister's office

1971 - Political Advisor to the Minister, Secretary for Political affairs to the Minister

1974-1981 Counsellor and later Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Israel, Washington D.C.

1981 Director, North America Department, MFA

Aug 1986 Appointed Consul-General of Israel, Los Angeles

Nov 1988 Deputy Director General MFA - North America and Disarmament

Dec 1988 Received personal title of Ambassador

1991 Deputy Head of Israel Delegation to the negotiations with the Palestinians

1992-1996 Senior Deputy Director General and Deputy Director General for North America and Disarmament

Oct 1996 - Oct 2000 Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs



The Road to Peace Crosses Madrid, (Tel-Aviv: Yediot Ahronot, 1997).


"The Essence of Peace is Normalization" - March 3, 1998

"Regional Strategic Challenges in the Middle East" - February 11, 1998

Sources: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs