New Israeli ambassador to Australia
London-born Mark Sofer is to become Israel’s ambassador to Australia current following Ambassador Shmuel Ben-Shmuel’s completion of his posting to Canberra.
Ambassador Sofer attained a B. Sc in economics and international relations at the London School of Economics before making aliyah to Israel where he received an MA in international relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
According to Wikipedia, Mark Sofer joined the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 1981. He has held diplomatic positions in Peru, Norway, and New York City. He served as ambassador to Ireland from 1999-2002. He was policy adviser to Foreign Minister Shimon Peres in the early 1990s
He is currently the head of the Asia department in the Foreign Ministry, has served in the past as Israel’s ambassador to Ireland between 1999 and 2002 and was appointed ambassador to India in 2008.