2010 – Ambassador Ron Prosor
His Excellency Ron Prosor has been the Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James’s since November 2007.
With over two decades of experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Prosor has carved out an international reputation as one of Israel’s most distinguished diplomats.
Prior to his mission to London, between 2004 and 2007, Mr Prosor served as the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, overseeing the work of the Foreign Ministry during the disengagement from Gaza in 2005.
His 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 Plantation talks in 1998. Mr Prosor served in Washington between 1998 and 2002 as the Minister-Counsellor for Political Affairs at the Israeli Embassy throughout the Camp David peace talks.
As an officer in the Artillery Division of the IDF, Mr Prosor attained the rank of Major and is a graduate of the IDF Battalion Commanders. He also holds a Masters degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, graduating with distinction.
Since arriving as the Ambassador to the UK, Mr Prosor has earned plaudits as an articulate and forthright opponent of what he has termed “a campaign of delegitimisation, demonisation and double standards,” to which Israel is subjected.
He is married to Hadas with whom he has three children, Lior, Tomer and Oren.