CHICAGO (Aug. 21)
Moshe Gilboa, who earlier this month assumed his post as Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, is no stranger to the American scene. He previously served as Consul General of Israel in Atlanta for the Southeastern Region during the time Jimmy Carter was Governor of Georgia and was the dean of the Consular Carps in Atlanta from 1969 to 1972. Long before Carter became the Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate, Gilboa wrote on article predicting his election as President.
Gilboa, who was trained as a Commander in the Hagana and fought in the Palmoch during Israel’s War of independence, joined the CIVII Service in 1959. Subsequently, he served as director of Special Cooperation to Developing Countries in the Defense Ministry. In this capacity he was in charge of planning, coordinating and implementing projects of cooperation in 45 countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
In 1971, Gilboa was nominated as Ambassador to Zambia, served as director of information of the World Zionist Organization and as director general of the Israel Defense Fund which was known as the Entebbe fund” after the Israeli rescue of hostages held by terrorists at Entebbe Airport in Uganda in 1976. He served in the Israel Mission in Iran as Minister from 1977-79.