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Shabbat Guest, CONSULAT GÉNÉRAL D'ISRAËL

Saturday, July 20, 2024 14 Tammuz 5784

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

 

Join us as we Welcome our Special Guest
Consulat général d'Israël

Paul Hirschson


Paul Hirschson gew up in Johannesburg. He holds Bachelor's [accounting & law] and Master's [business] degrees. After immigrating to Israel, Paul served in the IDF [military] and then worked in the public sector, relocating to England for three years.

On his return to Israel Paul entered Israel’s hi-tech sector, developing relations in Arab countries and later in Europe, Africa and beyond. Paul spent 10 years in Israel’s hi-tech sector.

In 2004, Paul joined the Foreign Ministry, becoming Israel’s 1st diplomat posted to the United Arab Emirates, 15 years before the ties became public. In 2008, Paul relocated to the USA.

In 2011, Paul completed his posting in the USA and returned home to Israel where he served as a spokesperson in the Foreign Ministry for 4 years.

In 2015, Paul was appointed Israel’s Ambassador to Senegal and five other countries in West Africa. He ran the Israeli embassy in Dakar until returning to Israel in late 2018.

In 2019, Ambassador Hirschson took on responsibility for relations with the Caribbean Community. In 2021 Paul was appointed Consul General to Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

When not out walking, Paul spends his time speaking on his cell phone and drinking coffee. Paul can be followed on twitter: @paulhirschson

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