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Amb. Ron Prosor

Ambassador Ron Prosor is the head of the Abba Eban Institute 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, The Times, Ha'aretz, Yedioth Ahronoth and The Jerusalem Post.
In 2017 Mr. Prosor was awarded The Scholar-Statesman Award by the Washington Institute of Near East Policy.
Mr. Prosor is married to Hadas and they have three children, Lior, Tomer, and Oren, and two amazing grandchildren, Amit and Daniel.

Head of The Abba Eban Institute, IDC Herzliya, Former Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom & United Nations, Israel

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