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Abba Eban, f. 1915 - d. 2002 - Israelian diplomat, several ministerial offices. He established and formed the Israeli diplomatic service. A brilliant orator, Eban served as diplomat, government minister and Member of Knesset. As Minister of Foreign Affairs, he sought to consolidate Israel’s relations with the United States and secure association with the European Economic Community. Before and after the Six-Day War, he led Israel in its political struggle in the UN.
It was always a delightful intelectual experience to listen to his outstanding retoric ability, with so much wisdom , knowledge , and a great sense of humour. It was said that his English language was so outstandingly good that when he made a speech in the U.N., the Americans had to use dictionaries in order to understand him... above all he was a symbol of honesty , integrity and modesty. He published many books , 2 autobiographies , books about zionisim , zionism and the arab world , and judaism. He spoke fluently 10 languages. Most be regarded as one of the greatest statesmen of humanity ever. One could add: "The very best foreign minister of them all...!"

1946-47 Political information officer for the Jewish Agency in London
1947 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
1948 Representative to the UN
1949 Permanent representative to the UN
1950-59 Ambassador to Washington and permanent representative to the UN
1952 Vice President of the UN General Assembly
1958-66 President of the Weizmann Institute of Science
1959 Elected to the Knesset
1959-60 Minister without Portfolio
1960-63 Minister of Education and Culture
1963-66 Deputy Prime Minister
1966-74 Minister of Foreign Affairs
1974 Guest professor at Columbia University
1974-91 Chairman of the Board of Governors of Beit Berl
1974-84 Member of the Knesset Committee on Foreign Affairs and Security
1984-88 Chairman of the Knesset Committee on Foreign Affairs and Security

Abba Eban, f. 1915 - d. 2002. - Israelsk diplomat, div. ministerposter, viceprem.1963-66, udenrigsmin. 1966-1974, litterær produktion om politik. En fantastisk begavelse og personlighed. For interesserede - se venligst min engelske version.