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Abba Eban
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Date of birth (1915-02-02)2 February 1915
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Year of aliyah 1940
Date of death 17 November 2002(2002-11-17) (aged 87)
Place of death Tel Aviv, Israel
Knessets 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Faction represented in Knesset
1959–1965 Mapai
1965–1968 Alignment
1968–1969 Labor Party
1969–1988 Alignment
Ministerial roles
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.

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