The Government approved the appointment of Ron Prosor as the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Government approved the appointment of Ron Prosor as the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday (10 October 2004). At the Cabinet meeting, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said, “Ron is a second generation Foreign Ministry official who possesses all of the qualifications necessary to be Israel’s première diplomat – knowledge, dedication, professionalism, compassion, sharpness of thought and the resilience to persevere and fight for the State of Israel and its citizens in the international arena. I extend to the new Director General, the second that I have appointed from within the ranks of the Foreign Ministry, the best of luck in his new position.”
 
Before assuming his current position, Prosor acted as Senior Deputy Director General of the Ministry and Chief of Policy Staff to the Foreign Minister.  

Ron Prosor served in both the United States and in major European capitals and is fluent in English and German. He held the position of spokesman in both London and Bonn and was integrally involved in the first Israeli state visit to the UK by then-President Ezer Weizman. In Bonn, he was responsible for relations with the five new federal states in Germany that emerged following the fall of the Berlin Wall.

While serving as Minister-Counsellor for Political Affairs in Washington DC, Prosor was a member of the Israeli delegation to the Wye River Plantation talks in Maryland in 1998. He served during the Clinton-Bush election and during the transformation from Labor to Likud governments in Israel.