Israel’s first female career ambassador dies.

Esther Herlitz, a diplomat, former member of Knesset and an Israel-prize laureate, died on Thursday at 94 years of age.

Born in Berlin, Herlitz immigrated to Israel in 1933. She served on the Tel Aviv City Council and was a member of the eighth and ninth Knesset, where she was the first woman to serve on the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Herlitz was the first woman to reach the rank of ambassador in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when she was appointed as Israel’s representative to Denmark in 1966.



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