Ambassador Amiram Magid joined the Israeli Mission to the United Nations in July 2012. At the Mission, he acts as the Ambassadorial liaison for Latin American and Caribbean countries – a newly created position at the Mission. Bilaterally, he serves as Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary to Barbados, Guyana, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago.
During his three decades at Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Magid served in many posts, including Director of the Western Europe 4 Department (Ireland, UK, and Nordic countries) and Director of the South America Department. His previous overseas service has included roles in London, Buenos Aires, Bogota, and Madrid in the first years after the renewal of diplomatic relations between Israel and Spain. During his time in Madrid, he was a member of Israeli negotiation team at the Madrid Conference of 1991, an early attempt to start a peace process between Israel and the Arab World.
Ambassador Magid served as a first sergeant in the Communications Corps of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during the Six Day War in 1967.
Following his military service, he completed a Bachelor's Degree in History and International Relations from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He also holds a Master's degree in Political Science--specializing in Security Studies--from the University of Haifa.