Harman, Avraham

Renowned Israeli Diplomat, Ambassador to US 1959-68

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(1915-1992) Israeli diplomat and academic administrator. Born in London, immigrated to Palestine 1938. When the State of Israel was founded in 1948, named deputy director of Government Information Office. In 1949, appointed Israel's 1st Consul General in Montreal. In 1950, worked in Israeli delegation to the United Nations. Consul General in NYC 1953-55, Ambassador to US 1959-68, succeding Abba Eban. As Ambassador to Washington, Harman argued successfully that since the USSR was pouring arms into Arab countries, the US should give Israel the opportunity to obtain arms "to maintain a minimum level of deterrent strength." He also worked to secure financial and moral support from American Jews. President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1968-83, responsible for major expansion of the school, rebuilding original campus on Mount Scopus, an Israeli garrison after the 1948 war; Chancellor 1983-92. The Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem named in his honor. Signed 3 x 6 1964 US 5c John F. Kennedy Memorial stamp cacheted First Day Cover, postmarked Boston, Mass., May 29, 1964. Harman was Ambassador to the US during the Kennedy Adminstration.

Condition: Very good
Type:First Day Cover






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