Israel Diplomatic Passport 1951 for a Knesset member

Israel Diplomatic Passport 1951 for a Knesset member

Israel Diplomatic Passport 1951 for a Knesset member

Ehud Avriel (1917 – August 27, 1980) was an Israeli diplomat and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Mapai between 1955 and 1957.

Born in Vienna in Austria–Hungary, Avriel was educated at a local gymnasium. He was a member of the Blue-White movement, and between 1938 and 1940 worked for the Youth Aliyah office.

He immigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1940 and settled in kibbutz Neot Mordechai. He joined the Haganah, and was involved in the Rescue Committee. After the war ended he helped illegal Jewish immigration to Palestine. In 1946 he was sent to Czechoslovakia to purchase arms for the Jewish community. On 28 July 1948 he became ambassador to Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Two years later he was moved to Romania.

In 1955 he was elected to the Knesset on the Mapai list. However, he resigned on 31 July 1957, and was appointed ambassador to Ghana, Liberia and Congo, a position he held until 1960. Between 1961 and 1965 he served as deputy director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before serving as ambassador to Italy between 1965 and 1968. He later worked as a consul general in Chicago in 1974, and an ambassador for Special Affairs between 1977 and 1979.

He died in 1980.

Rem: I got this passport back in March 2008 and exchanged them for 2 other very interesting German passports in 2010.






Israel – David Ben-Gurion Diplomatic Passport 1951


Israel Diplomatic Passport 1951 for a Knesset member


2 comments for “Israel Diplomatic Passport 1951 for a Knesset member

  1. Gal
    15 September, 2014 at 22:52

    Hi Tom,
    first of all, I’m following you on instagram and i really like your collection and knowledge!
    secondly and most important, i don’t know if you know but this diplomatic passport is signed by the minister for foreign affairs back in the days Moshe Sharet who was the prime minister few years later (and now you can see him on the 20 shekels bill :))
    so i thought you should know this because i think it makes the passport more valuable.
    wish you all the best,

    • 15 September, 2014 at 23:43

      Hello Gal, thx for following me at IG and thanks for your kind words. You input is most appreciated and I learned from you today as I didn’t knew this fact. Best Tom

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