Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations

Danny Danon
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Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations
Assumed office
17 August 2015
PresidentReuven Rivlin
Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu
Preceded byRon Prosor
Personal details
Born (1971-05-08) 8 May 1971 (age 48)
Ramat Gan, Israel
Alma materHebrew University of Jerusalem

The Representative of Israel to the United Nations is the de facto Israel Ambassador to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Office holders

# Name[1] Years served U.N. Secretary(ies)-General Prime Minister(s) of Israel
1 Abba Eban 1949–1959 Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjöld David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Sharett
2 Michael Comay 1960–1967 U Thant David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol
3 Gideon Rafael 1967–1968 U Thant Levi Eshkol
4 Yosef Tekoah 1968–1975 U Thant, Kurt Waldheim Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin
5 Chaim Herzog 1975–1978 Kurt Waldheim Yitzhak Rabin, Menahem Begin
6 Yehuda Blum 1978–1984 Kurt Waldheim, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Menahem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir
7 Benjamin Netanyahu 1984–1988 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Yitzhak Shamir, Shimon Peres
8 Yohanan Bein 1988–1990 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Yitzhak Shamir
9 Yoram Aridor 1990–1992 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali Yitzhak Shamir
10 Gad Yaacobi 1992–1996 Boutros Boutros-Ghali Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres
11 Dore Gold 1996–1999 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Kofi Annan Binyamin Netanyahu
12 Yehuda Lancry 1999–2002 Kofi Annan Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon
13 Dan Gillerman 2002–2008 Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-moon Ariel Sharon, Ehud Olmert
14 Gabriela Shalev 2008–2010 Ban Ki-moon Ehud Olmert, Binyamin Netanyahu
15 Meron Reuben 2010–2011 Ban Ki-moon Binyamin Netanyahu
16 Ron Prosor 2011–2015 Ban Ki-moon Binyamin Netanyahu
17 Danny Danon 2015– Ban Ki-moon, António Guterres Binyamin Netanyahu