Ambassador Ron Prosor is the Abba Eban Chair of International Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC). Prior to joining the IDC, Prosor served as Israel’s 16th Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2011 – 2015.
In his more than two decades with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Prosor carved out an international reputation as one of Israel’s most distinguished diplomats. Between 2004 and 2007, Mr. Prosor served as the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, overseeing Israel’s 2005 disengagement from Gaza.
Subsequently, Mr. Prosor spent four years as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, where he earned plaudits for his articulate and forthright defense of Israel’s position, publishing numerous articles throughout the British press and addressing the widest possible range of audiences throughout the country.
Mr. Prosor’s previous overseas service has included roles in Washington, London and Bonn. Mr. Prosor was instrumental in establishing diplomatic relations behind the Iron Curtain following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He was also a member of Israel’s delegation to the Wye River Summit talks in 1998 and served as the Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Washington.
As an officer in the Artillery Division of the IDF, Mr. Prosor attained the rank of Major and completed the IDF Battalion Commanders course. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he graduated with distinction.
A prolific writer and commentator, Mr. Prosor’s op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Ha’aretz, and The Jerusalem Post.
Mr. Prosor is married to Hadas and they have three children, Lior, Tomer, and Oren, and a beautiful granddaughter, Amit.
2011-2015: Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations
2007- 2011: Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St. James’s
2004-2007: Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2004: Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2003-2004: Chief of Policy Staff to the Foreign Minister
2003: Deputy Director General for Strategic Affairs, Counter-Terrorism and Nuclear Disarmament
2002-2003: Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998-2002: Minister-Counselor, Political Affairs, Israeli Embassy, Washington DC
1995-1998: Spokesman, Israeli Embassy, London
1993-1995: Director of the Operations Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992-1993: Deputy Director of the European Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1988-1992: Spokesman, Israeli Embassy, Bonn