The Ambassador

Message from Ambassador

    I am pleased to welcome you to the  website of the Embassy of Israel in Myanmar.  
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    Message from His Excellency, Mr. Hagay Moshe Behar, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
    SHALOM and welcome to the official website of the Embassy of Israel in Myanmar. 
    This website is designed to serve as a source of information offering you an overview of the Embassy's activities and services as well as useful information and updates on current and past events.
    Over the past 60 years the cooperation between our two countries has included a variety of programs offered to the people of Myanmar within the framework of our bilateral relations, among these are courses offered by "MASHAV" – The Israeli Agency for International Development & Cooperation. This program is based in the transfer of technology and human resource enrichment in field's such as agriculture, education, health care, food security and more.
    We invite you to enjoy this "virtual visit" and become acquainted with our ancient history, rich culture, diverse society, dynamic economy and remarkable innovations.
    Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to receiving your comments
    Ambassador Behar’s Biography
    Hagay M. Behar joined the Foreign Ministry 18 years ago as a cadet.  He has served in the embassies of Israel in the Ivory Coast and Belgium, and as consul in the Israeli Consulate in Chicago (USA). He began his term as Israel's ambassador to Myanmar in August 2012.
    Mr. Behar has held a number of positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem, the last one for four years as Director of Resource Planning & Management in the Central Budget Bureau.
    Ambassador Behar was born in Petah Tikva in 1963. Following his service in the Israel Defense Forces, he completed his B.A studies in International Relations and Spanish & Latin American Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and later received his M.A. degree in Law studies at the Bar Ilan University in 2009.
    He is fluent in Hebrew, Spanish and English, and has a fair command of French and Portuguese.
    Ambassador Behar is married to Nurit, has three children. Their oldest son is currently serving in the IDF.