Arieh Eshel Takes over Post of Israel Consul General in New York

Arieh Eshel, Israel’s deputy permanent representative at the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, will take over the post of Israel’s Consul-General in New York, Tuesday, it was announced here today.

Born in Berlin in 1912, and educated at the University of Berlin, Ambassador Eshel came to Palestine in 1934, joined the kibbutz movement, and later became active in the Haganah, serving as a unit commander in the Southern part of the country. During World War II, he fulfilled a number of missions in several Middle East countries. From 1945 to 1947, he was private secretary to Moshe Sharett, then director of the Jewish Agency’s political department, and later he headed the Agency’s Latin American department.

Before coming to his UN post in 1960, he served as a member of the Israel mission in Buenos Aires, Consul-General in Vienna, director of the East European division of the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, and Ambassador to Uruguay.

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