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Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
October 8, 2013
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On June 22, 1948, E Eliahu Epstein (later changed to Eliahu Elath) was recognized as Special Representative of the Provisional Government of Israel and a non-diplomatic mission was established in Washington.

DATE

NAME/MISSION

April 8, 1949 Embassy Opened
   
April 8, 1949 Eliahu Elath, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
April 11, 1949 Amb. E. and P.
   
August 29, 1950 Abba Eban, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 5, 1950 Amb. E. and P.
   
September 4, 1959 H.E. Avraham Harman, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 14, 1959 Amb. E. and P.
   
February 20, 1968 General Yitzhak Rabin, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
March 5, 1968 Amb. E. and P.
   
March 30, 1973 Simcha Dinitz, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
April 9, 1973 Amb. E. and P.
   
December 19, 1978 Ephraim Evron, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
January 11, 1979 Amb. E. and P.
   
January 29, 1982 Nehushtan, Minister, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
   
February 16, 1982 Moshe Ahrens, Appt. Amb. E. & P.
February 16, 1982 Amb. E. and P.
   
February 24, 1983 Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister Charge d'Affaires ad interim
   
June 6, 1983 Meir Rosenne, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
July 12, 1983 Amb E. and P.
   
July 10, 1987 Moshe Arad, Appt.
July 20, 1987 Amb. E. and P.
   
October 18, 1990 Zalman Shoval, Appt.
December 17, 1990 Amb. E. and P.
   
February 8, 1993 Itamar Rabinovich, Appt.
April 14, 1993 Amb. E. and P.
   
September 4, 1996 Eliyahu Ben-Elissar, Appt.
October 9, 1996 Amb. E. and P.
   
July 16, 1998 Zalman Shoval, Appt.
September 10, 1998 Amb. E. and P.
   
January 18, 2000 David Ivry, Appt.
February 3, 2000 Amb. E. and P.
   
July 30, 2002 Daniel Ayalon, Appt.
July 30, 2002 Amb. E. and P.
   
November 22, 2006 Sallai Meridor
December 8, 2006 Amb. E. and P.
   
June 25, 2009 Michael Scott Oren, Appt.
July 20, 2009 Amb. E. and P.
   
October 8, 2013 Ron Dermer, Appt.
December 3, 2013 Amb. E. and P.

 

Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary



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