ESRA Herzliya "Jews from Arab Lands" with Zvi Gabay
ESRA Herzliya Branch
"Jews from Arab Lands – History and Tradition"
Zvi Gabay, former Israel Ambassador to Ireland
Zvi Gabay was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He studied Political Science and History of the Middle East at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in 1965 joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem (MFA). In 1970 he attained an M.A. in Islamic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
In 1980, Mr. Gabay was appointed as Counselor for Political Affairs in the newly established Embassy of Israel in Cairo and later served as Director of the Egypt Division in the MFA. During 1992, he was a member of Israel's Delegation to the Peace Talks with Lebanon.
He has published three books: "The Beautiful Imperialism", ""From Baghdad to the Pathways of Diplomacy – A Personal History" and "Jews and Arabs in our Time", and written many articles on the Middle East as well as on modern Arabic poetry.
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