Lewis served as the U.S. ambassador to Israel from 1977 to 1985, second in tenure to Walworth Barbour. He played an important part in brokering Israeli-Egyptian peace and provided the on-site U.S. response to the 1981 Israeli raid on the Iraqi nuclear reactor and Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon. He was a critic of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. He was involved with the Israel Policy Forum and J Street.
Photo: Ann Thomas, U.S. State Department