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, and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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).
From 1989 to 1995 Carmon was appointed to Israel’s embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, first as Consul, Counselor and Administrative Officer, and later as commercial attaché and Deputy Chief of Mission.
In 1995 Ambassador Carmon was appointed Head of the Emergency Situation Room in the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem and 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 – the actual nerve-center of the ministry – and oversaw many of Israel’s most sensitive diplomatic projects.
In 2005 Carmon was appointed Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative at Israel’s Mission to the United Nations. During his tenure, Israel revisited its traditional approach to the world body, enhanced its activity in the fields of Innovation and development, initiated and succeeded in adopting Israeli-authored UN General Assembly resolutions, with more Israelis being elected or nominated to key positions in GA debates.
Upon completing 5 years in New York, he returned to Jerusalem as Senior Deputy Director General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Head of MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation. Under his leadership MASHAV diversified its outreach to partners, to include new “Development Dialogue” mechanisms as primary diplomatic tools.
In July 2014, Ambassador Carmon took office as Ambassador of Israel to India and Sri Lanka. During his tenure, the bilateral relations between India and Israel, were brought to new heights, defined as a Strategic Partnership during unprecedented reciprocal Presidential and Prime Ministerial visits. He completed his term in September 2018.
Ambassador Carmon was awarded the highest distinction of Excellence of Israel’s Public Service.
He has six children – Ariel, Maya, Ofer, Ruthy, Ayala, and Emma. He is accompanied by Ms. Ditza Froim.
He is fluent in Hebrew, English, Spanish, and French.