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Yitzhak Pundak

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Yitzhak Pundak
Pundak in 1973
Born(1913-06-13)13 June 1913
Kraków, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Kraków, Poland)
Died27 August 2017(2017-08-27) (aged 104)
AllegianceIsrael Israel
RankMajor General
Commands held53rd Battalion (Givati), Oded Brigade, Nahal, Armored Corps
Battles/wars1948 Arab–Israeli War, 1956 Sinai War
Other workAmbassador to Tanzania

Yitzhak Pundak, born Yitzhak Fundik (Hebrew: יצחק פונדק; 13 June 1913 – 27 August 2017), was an Israeli general, diplomat and politician. He turned 100 in June 2013.[1] He was born in Kraków, Poland.

He moved to Mandatory Palestine in 1933.

Pundak received his first senior diplomatic point in November 1965, when he was made the Israeli ambassador to Tanzania.[2] He later served as the ambassador responsible for Guatemala and El Salvador, and as the head of the Jewish Agency's delegation to Argentina at the height of the Dirty War.

He was also involved in local politics.

Pundak died in Tel Aviv, Israel at the age of 104.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ronan, Gil (13 June 2013). "100-Year-Old General: We Razed Arab Villages, So What?". Israel National News. Arutz Sheva. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  2. Kalley, Jacqueline Audrey; Schoeman, Elna; Andor, Lydia Eve (1999). Southern African Political History: A Chronology of Key Political Events from Independence to Mid-1997. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 585. ISBN 978-0-313-30247-3.
  3. Former IDF general Yitzhak Pundak dies at 104 | The Times of Israel