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Ambassador Lenk on ENCA24 News
Lenk's positivity is good for SA-Israel Relations
Israel and SA have much to share with each other
Israel Shares Optimism in SA Joint Ventures
Finding my inner Mandela
South Africa and Israel: A mandate for more engagement
A ceremony, a basket and creative diplomacy
Addressing the SAJBD at their 110th Gala Celebration
Receiving 2013 KEN award for R&D of Yeda Research - Weizmann Institute
4th Annual Soweto Conference, CSBD, UJ, 2013
Arthur Lenk began his assignment as Ambassador of Israel to South Africa, Lesotho, Mauritius and Swaziland in early August 2013.
Previously he served as the Director of the Department of International Law at Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was responsible for providing legal advice to the Ministry's International Organizations and Policy Planning Divisions, on multilateral and regional i
ssues ranging from human rights and UN affairs to bilateral and security matters. He also coordinated the Ministry's activities on international criminal law matters and has played an active role in representing Israel before international organizations such as the UN Human Rights Council. He also worked as a staff member on the UN Secretary General's Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident.
From 2005 - 2009, Mr. Lenk served as Israel's Ambassador to Azerbaijan. During that period, political, strategic and economic relations between the two countries grew dramatically including growth of Israeli exports from $5 million in 2005 to $264 million in 2009. Israel massively increased its oil import from Caspian Sea to Israel. He has also served in diplomatic postings in New Delhi, India and Los Angeles.
Mr. Lenk was born in the United States (New Jersey) and made aliyah to Israel in 1983. He studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (LL.B. and LL.M. degrees) and is a member of the bar in Israel and New York. He is married to Ruth and they have three teenage daughters.
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