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Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel Carmon

Ambassador Daniel Carmon was born in Tel Aviv in 1951. He attended Schools in Jerusalem, Istanbul, and Paris, and from 1970 to 1973, served as a Paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant.

In 1973 he began studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he was awarded a BA in International Relations. At the same time, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From 1978 to 1982 he served as Embassy Attaché in Washington, DC, and member of the Israeli Delegation to the Camp David peace talks (1978).

From 1983 to 1985 he served as the Commercial Director of a high tech company in Jerusalem, before returning to the Foreign Ministry. Upon his return, he served in the Personnel Division, and later on as its Deputy Director, HR.

Carmon served from 1989 to 1995 in Israel’s embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, first as Consul, Counselor and Administrative Officer , and later as commercial attaché and as Deputy Chief of Mission.

In 1995 Ambassador Carmon was appointed Head of the Situation Emergency Room in the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.

From 1996 to 2000, he served as Head of the Information and Internet Division in the Department of Public Affairs.

From 2000 to 2005, he served as Head of the Bureau for Coordination, and as the Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Director General’s Bureau.

From 2005 to 2010, he served as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative at Israel’s Mission to the United Nations in New York.

In 2011, Ambassador Daniel Carmon was appointed Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Head of MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.

In 2013, he was awarded the highest award of Excellence of Israel’s Public Service.

In 2014, he was appointed MFA- Ministry’s Senior Deputy Director General Interim in addition to his role as Head of Mashav.

On July 2014, Ambassador Carmon assumed his functions as Ambassador of Israel to India and Sri Lanka. He completed his term in September 2018 and returned to Israel.

Ambassador Carmon has six children – Ariel, Maya, Ofer,Ruthy, Ayala, and Emma. He is accompanied by Ms. Ditza Froim.

He speaks Hebrew, English, Spanish, and French.