Yakov Hadas-Handelsman is Ambassador of the State of Israel to Hungary since 2019. He was born in Tel Aviv on 22 August 1957. After studying International Relations and Middle East Studies in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and eight years of military service in the Israel Defense Forces, Hadas-Handelsman was a diplomat in Ankara and Vienna from 1986 to 1991 and then in London. From 2003 to 2006 he was Israeli Ambassador to Jordan, later he was the Israeli Ambassador to the EU and NATO, and from 2011 to 2012 Ambassador to Germany.