Deputy Consul General, Shahar Arieli arrived in Chicago to assume his post at the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest in August 2010. Mr. Arieli is a career diplomat who has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the past six years.
Previous to coming to Chicago Mr. Arieli was the Deputy Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His post included daily contact with foreign and Israeli media on questions of Israeli foreign policy. Mr. Arieli was also the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Israel to the Ukraine where he was in charge of the Departments of Political, Press, Academic and Cultural Affairs.