Abba Eban

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Birthday
2, 1915
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Nov 17, 2002 (87)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1915
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Nov 17, 2002 (87)

About

South-African born Israeli politician and diplomat who served as Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister from 1966 to 1974. He defended Israel's reputation in the aftermath of the Six-Day War and used the land that Israel seized in their victory to broker for peace.

Before Fame

He was an intelligence officer in Egypt, training others to combat the Nazis.

Trivia

His brother-in-law, Chaim Herzog, was Israel's 6th president.

Family Life

His son, Eli Eban, is a renowned clarinetist who teaches at Indiana University.

Associated With

He was an important figure in Israeli politics during the 1960's like Golda Meir.