About Amb. Mansour

Ambassador Reda Mansour was appointed in August, 2006 to serve as the Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern United States.  Prior to this post he served as the Ambassador of Israel to Ecuador, Deputy Ambassador in the Israeli Embassy to Portugal, and Deputy Consul General of Israel to the U.S Pacific Northwest based in San Francisco.  In August, 2009 he was appointed to be the Dean of the Atlanta Consular Corps.

Ambassador Mansour holds a PH.D from Haifa University where his doctoral work focused on the intellectual history of modern Syria.  He also holds a masters degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and speaks five languages.

Prior to his diplomatic career, Ambassador Mansour served in the Israeli Defense Forces Corps of Engineers in the Northern Command.

In addition to his position as a diplomat, Ambassador Mansour is an accomplished Author. He has published three books of poetry, as well as a number of short stories.  He has held readings of his works in many parts of the world.  The Ambassador has received the Haáretz Annual Short Story Award, as well as the Haifa University Miller Award.

Ambassador Mansour is a long time activist in the promotion of dialogue between Arabs and Jews in Israel.   In recognition for his efforts for interreligious and interethnic understanding, in 2009 the Ambassador was inducted into the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Sponsors at Atlanta’s prestigious Morehouse College and he received the International Trade Heroes Award for Excellence from the Atlanta based World Chamber of Commerce.

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