Uri Lubrani

Uri Lubrani is adviser to the Israeli minister of defense. Previously, he was appointed by Prime Minister Shamir to head the Israeli task force that planned and executed Operation Soloman, which airlifted the larger part of the Jewish community of Ethiopia from Addis-Abba to Israel. Mr. Lubrani also served as government coordinator for Lebanese affairs and chief Israeli negotiator for the release of Israeli hostages and prisoners of war. His ambassadorships include: head of Israeli mission to Tehran, Iran; ambassador of Israel to Ethiopia; and ambassador of Israel to Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. Mr. Lubrani has also served as head of the private bureau and political adviser to Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and adviser of Arab Affairs to Prime Minister Ben-Gurion.