Abba Eban facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAbba Eban
|Date of birth||2 February 1915|
|Place of birth||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Year of aliyah||1940|
|Date of death||17 November 2002(aged 87)|
|Place of death||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Knessets||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
|1959–1960||Minister without Portfolio|
|1960–1963||Minister of Education & Culture|
|1963–1966||Deputy Prime Minister|
|1966–1974||Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Education||Queens College, Cambridge|
Abba Solomon Meir Eban (born Aubrey Solomon Meir Eban; 2 February 1915 – 17 November 2002) was an Israeli diplomat and politician, and a scholar of the Arabic and Hebrew languages.
In his career, he was Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister, Education Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations. He was also Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly and President of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Images for kids
Abba Eban (center) with Israeli PM David Ben-Gurion and U.S. President Harry Truman (1951)
Israeli PM David Ben-Gurion (center) giving a Hanukkah Menorah as a gift to U.S. President Truman in the Oval Office. At right is Abba Eban, the Ambassador of Israel to the U.S. (1951)
Abba Eban (left) escorting the King of Nepal in a 1958 visit to the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot. Shortly after the visit, Eban became President of the Institute.
- In Spanish: Abba Eban