Ambassador Daniel Carmon was born in Tel Aviv in 1951. He attended High School in Jerusalem, Istanbul, and Paris, and from 1970 to 1973, served as a Paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant.
In 1973, he began studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he was awarded a BA in International Relations. At the same time, in 1973, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he served in the Communications Division, and then as a Section Head in the same department. From 1978 to 1982 he served as Embassy Attaché in Washington, DC, and member of the Israeli Delegation to the Camp David peace talks (1978), and then returned to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem in 1983.
From 1983 to 1985 he served as the Commercial Director of a high tech company, before returning to the Foreign Ministry. Upon his return, he served in the Personnel Division, and then as Deputy Director of the division. This was followed by a posting as Consul and Administrative Officer in Israel’s embassy in Buenos Aires, and then one as Deputy Chief of Mission there. In 1995 he was appointed Head of the Situation Emergency Room in the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.
From 1996 to 2000, he served as Head of the Information and Internet Division in the Department of Public Affairs. From 2000 to 2005, he served as Head of the Bureau for Coordination, and Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Director General’s Bureau.
From 2005 to 2010, he served as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative at Israel’s Mission to the United Nations in New York.
From 2011 to 2014, he served as Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Head of MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation. Additionally, in 2014, Ambassador Carmon was appointed as the Senior Deputy Director-General in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From July 2014, he serves as Ambassador of Israel to India and Non-Resident Ambassador to Sri Lanka.
Ambassador Carmon has six children – Ariel, Maya, Ofer, Ruthy, Ayala, and Emma. He is accompanied by Ms. Ditza Froim. He speaks Hebrew, English, Spanish, and French.