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Ambassador David Hale was appointed Special Envoy for Middle East Peace in June 2011. Prior to that, he held the post of Deputy Special Envoy for Middle East Peace under former Senator George Mitchell. Ambassador Hale served as United States Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 2005-2008, the Charge d’Affaires in Jordan from 2004-2005 and Deputy Chief of Mission from 2003-2004.
Ambassador Hale joined the Foreign Service in 1984. His prior tours include United States Mission to the United Nations, United States Embassies in Lebanon, Jordan and Bahrain, and the Consulate General in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He has served as Director of the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, and Executive Assistant to the Secretary of State. He has received several State Department honor awards.
Hale studied Arabic at the Foreign Service Institute’s Field School in Tunisia. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a permanent resident of Princeton, New Jersey.
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