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Abba Eban

Politician and Diplomat
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Net worth 2018: $1.1 Million
Residence: Cape Town
Country: Israeli
BirthDay: 2 February 1915
Sigh: Pisces
Died On: November 17, 2002
Education: Pembroke College, Cambridge, Queens' College, University of Cambridge

Abba Eban was bornon 2 February 1915 in Cape Town, Israeli, is Politician and Diplomat. Abba Eban was an Israeli politician, and diplomat. He was a man of great prominence in Israel’s political scene post World War-II. Though his original name was Aubrey Solomon Meir Eban, he later changed it to Abba Solomon Meir Eban. In a career that spanned several decades, Eban held the portfolios of Deputy Prime Minister, Education Minister, and Foreign Affairs Minister. He also served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States of America, and the United Nations. Eban made quite an impression with his oratory too. According to American diplomat Henry Kissinger, Abba was a great orator who had a really impressive style of speaking the English language. His sentences were often structured in a complex manner, challenging the listener’s intelligence. Eban was also a linguist, who had mastered 10 different languages, and had a good understanding of history. It’s perhaps because of these abilities that he was elected as the Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly, and offered various other diplomatic roles. Eban also authored nine books in a period of forty years.


After a really long gap he went on to write ‘Personal Witness’ and ‘Diplomacy For The Next Century’, in the years 1992 and 1998 respectively


During the period 1984 to 1988, Eban served as the Chairman of the Israeli Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee


He served as the Foreign Minister of Israel from the year 1966 till 1974


Abba served as the deputy to Prime Minister Levi Eshkol from the year 1963 to 1966


He was elected to the parliament of Israel, also famously known as ‘Knesset’, as a member of the left wing political party called ‘Mapai’During the period 1960-63, he served as the Minister of Education and Culture, under David Ben-Gurion, who was the first Prime Minister of Israel


During the span of 7 years, between 1959 and1966, Eban was also elected as the President of the prestigious Weizmann Institute of Science


Abba was also the author of a few books such as: ‘Voice of Israel’ (1957), ‘My People ‘(1969), ‘My Country’ (1972) and ‘Abba Eban: An Autobiography’ (1977)


He was later elected as the vice president of the assembly in the year 1952


During his tenure in the United Nations General Assembly in 1947, he got the ‘Resolution 181’ passed


In 1945, he married Susan Ambache and had one son and one daughter


The original was written in the year 1937, 10 years prior to Abba’s contribution towards the same work

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