Rafael Barak is the Ambassador of Israel to Canada. He has previously served as the First Secretary at the Embassy of Israel in Lima, Peru, Deputy Chief of Mission in Belgium and Luxembourg, Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington DC and as the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. in Paris. Ambassador Barak worked as the Chief Coordinator for negotiations with the Palestinians during the Oslo Peace Process, from 1993 to 1996. He also served as the Head of the Western European Division of Israel’s Foreign Ministry and was named Deputy Minister in 2011. He became Ambassador of Israel to Canada in November of 2013.