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Moshe Arens

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Arens in April 1999

Moshe Arens (27 December 1925 – 7 January 2019) was an Israeli aeronautical engineer, researcher and former diplomat and politician. He was a member of the Knesset between 1973 and 1992 and again from 1999 until 2003. Arens was a member of Likud.

He served as Minister of Defense three times and once as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Arens also served as the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. and was professor at the Technion in Haifa.

Arens was born in Kaunas, Lithuania. He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the California Institute of Technology. Arens died at his home in Savyon, Israel on 7 January 2019 at the age of 93.[1]


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  1. Aderet, Ofer (2019-01-07). "Moshe Arens, Former Israeli Defense Minister and Liberal Likud Veteran, Dies at 93". Haaretz. Retrieved 2019-01-07.

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