Rafael Eldad

Rafael Eldad (born 24 September 1949) is an Israeli diplomat. He was appointed Israel's ambassador to Chile after concluding in August 2014 his term as ambassador of Israel to Brazil. He was Israel's ambassador to Argentina from August 2004 until October 2008.

Rafael Eldad was born in Morocco. He immigrated to Israel in 1962. From 1973 to 1977 he studied at the University of Haifa, where he received a doctorate in political science and history. In addition to Hebrew, he speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Rafael is married to Batia Eldad Levy, and they have three daughters: Keren, Liron and Dana and two grandchildren Itay and Noa.

Eldad joined the Israeli diplomatic corps in 1978. In 1980 he was a member of the Israeli delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. From 1981 to 1983 he was second secretary at Israel's embassy in Turkey. In 1983 he was appointed first secretary at the embassy in Costa Rica, in which position he remained until 1986. From 1986 to 1989 he was the director of the Public Affairs Division in Israel.