Amb. Ron Prosor

Ambassador Ron Prosor is the Abba Eban Chair of International Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) and a distinguished fellow at the Hudson Institute. Prior to joining the IDC, Prosor served as Israel’s 16th Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2011 - 2015.

In his more than two decades with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Prosor carved out an international reputation as one of Israel’s most distinguished diplomats. Between 2004 and 2007, Mr. Prosor served as the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, overseeing Israel’s 2005 disengagement from Gaza.

Subsequently, Mr. Prosor spent four years as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, where he earned plaudits for his articulate and forthright defense of Israel’s position, publishing numerous articles throughout the British press and addressing the widest possible range of audiences throughout the country.

Mr. Prosor’s previous overseas service has included roles in Washington, London and Bonn. Mr. Prosor was instrumental in establishing diplomatic relations behind the Iron Curtain following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He was also a member of Israel’s delegation to the Wye River Summit talks in 1998 and served as the Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Washington.

As an officer in the Artillery Division of the IDF, Mr. Prosor attained the rank of Major and completed the IDF Battalion Commanders course. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he graduated with distinction.

A prolific writer and commentator, Mr. Prosor’s op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Ha'aretz, and The Jerusalem Post.

Mr. Prosor is married to Hadas and they have three children, Lior, Tomer, and Oren, and a beautiful granddaughter, Amit.

Diplomatic Resume

2011-2015              Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations

2007- 2011             Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St. James’s

2004-2007            Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2004                     Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2003-2004            Chief of Policy Staff to the Foreign Minister

2003                     Deputy Director General for Strategic Affairs, Counter-Terrorism and Nuclear Disarmament

2002-2003            Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1998-2002            Minister-Counselor, Political Affairs, Israeli Embassy, Washington DC

1995-1998            Spokesman, Israeli Embassy, London

1993-1995            Director of the Operations Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1992-1993            Deputy Director of the European Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1988-1992            Spokesman, Israeli Embassy, Bonn

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