Ambassador Herzl Inbar

Ambassador Herzl Inbar was born in Poland in 1938 and is married with three children.

In 1957 he immigrated to Israel where, from 1961 to 1964, he studied at the Jerusalem Hebrew University graduating with a degree in Political Sciences and Sociology.

In 1964 he began his career as diplomat at the Israeli Foreign Ministry working initially as an Assistant in International Co-operation and Latin American Areas.

For almost forty years Ambassador Inbar has pursued a long and distinguished career in the Israeli Foreign Service having served in different parts of the world. His first overseas posting was in 1967 when he worked as First Secretary of the Embassy of Israel in Santiago de Chile, a post he was to hold to 1971.

Between he returned to Israel where, from 1971 to 1975, he was First Assistant in the Computer Area and Adviser of the Minister for the Foreign Diaspora.

By the mid 1970s he was back in South America where he was he was Minister at the Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires from 1975 to 1979 and a Founder of the Israeli Centre of Information for Latin America.

In 1979 he became Business Manager at the Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires before returning to Israel a year later as spokesman of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem.

From 1982 until 1983 he held the position of Director of the Area of Latin America, Central America, Caribbean countries and Mexico and from 1986 to 1987 adviser of the Israel Economic Task Force.

In 1988 he was appointed as Director of the Asian Area at the Foreign Ministry a position he held to 1991 when he briefly became Israeli Representative at the SPC, United Nations before moving on as Israel Ambassador to Venezuela. Non-resident Ambassador to Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, a position he held for four years..

In 1995 he was recalled to Jerusalem as Deputy General Director for Latin American Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later moved on as Israel Representative to the Annual and Special Meeting of the OAS from 1995 to 1999.

As from 1999 he has been the Israeli Ambassador to Spain and Andorra.

Among the many decorations he has been awarded, Ambassador Inbar holds the Venezuelan Order of the Liberator and is a Great Officer of the Order of May of Argentina.