Barukh Binah

Barukh Binah

Consul General of Israel to the Midwest

A member of Israel’s Foreign Service since 1979, Binah has held various positions in diplomacy, research, policy planning and media relations.

He was appointed Israel’s spokesman and press officer in New York, and then assigned to Washington as counselor for congressional affairs at the Israeli embassy. He later became the Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs with the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C

In Jerusalem, he served as the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and director of the press division. He then he served as director of North American affairs — Department II: congressional affairs and consulates. He has o held a variety of research and policy planning positions, including head of the international affairs bureau in the Center for Political Research and controller of research quality (“devil’s advocate”). Binah has served as the secretary of the Israel Oriental Society and contributed to literary periodicals.

In 2005, Binah assumed his current position as Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, based in Chicago.