JERUSALEM (Mar. 21)
Moshe Gilboa began his new job this week as head of information at the World Zionist Organization and deputy director of the WZO’s Information and Organization Department. Gilboa served until recently as special advisor to Minister Shimon Peres, having previously been Israel’s Consul-General in the Southeast of the U.S., based in Atlanta, Ga.
Gilboa also worked in the 1960s as head of overseas aid projects at the Defense Ministry, where he was responsible for planning and execution of cooperation projects with more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He was to have been Israel’s new Ambassador to Zambia–but the breach of relations last year prevented the appointment. Gilboa will be responsible for all the Zionist information work abroad, coordinating with local federations and hosting top-level missions of politicians and newsmen to Israel under WZO auspices.