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Abba Eban Biography

Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1966-1974
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Israel Prize, 2001
  • Chairman of the Knesset Committee on Foreign Affairs and Security, 1984-1988
  • Member of the Knesset Committee on Foreign Affairs and Security, 1974-1984
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1966-1974
  • Deputy Prime Minister, 1963-1966
  • Minister of Education and Culture, 1960-1963
  • Minister without Portfolio, 1959-1960
  • Elected to the Knesset, 1959
  • Vice President of the UN General Assembly, 1952
  • Ambassador to Washington and permanent representative to the UN, 1950-1959
  • Permanent representative to the UN, 1949
  • Representative to the UN, 1948
  • Liaison officer of the Jewish Agency with the UN Special Committee on Palestine and a member of the Jewish Agency delegation to the UN General Assembly, 1947
  • Political information officer for the Jewish Agency in London, 1946-1947
  • Attended Cambridge University
  • “Heritage” (nine-part TV program), chief consultant and narrator
  • “Personal Witness: A Nation is Born” (five-part TV series), editor-in-chief and narrator
  • The Brink of Peace (a film on the Middle East peace process for the PBS television network)