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Consul General Gilad Katz was appointed as Head of Post in August of 2017 to lead the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest US, which is responsible for the six-state region of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Consulate’s departments include Academic, Cultural, Hispanic, Press, Political, and Strategic Affairs. 

Prior to this post, Consul General Katz held the title of Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During his tenure in the Office of the Prime Min​ister, he held prestigious titles as Head of the Hebrew Correspondence Department and the Public Affairs Department.

Consul General Katz has a background in policy, communications, and education.  He served as the Political and Diplomatic correspondent for Makor Rishon Newspaper in Israel.

He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and Communications from Bar-Ilan University and Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science, Communications, and History from Bar-Ilan University.

Consul General Katz is married to Mrs. Merav Katz and they have five children, Marom, Elay, Klil-Or, Passig, and Keshet.​ 

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