Gideon Rafael, 1913-1999
PORTRAIT. GIDEON RAPHAEL, ISRAEL AMBASSADOR TO BELGIUM. ôåøèøè, âãòåï øôàì, ùâøéø éùøàì ááìâéä.

Berlin-born Rafael made a career in diplomacy after time as a soldier with the Haganah and the British. He was part of the Jewish Agency‘s U.N. delegation in 1947, was a founder of the Foreign Ministry in 1948, and served as the ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and to Britain. As ambassador to the United Nations, he defended Israel during the 1967 war and worked on Security Council Resolution 242.

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