Jacob Rosen - Crossing The Jordan River
Born in Poland in 1948, Jacob Rosen’s family immigrated to Israel in 1957. From 1966 to 1969, the author served in the Israeli Defense Forces, afterward attending the Hebrew University in Jerusalem where he received a B.A. degree in Middle Eastern Studies in 1972.
Mr. Rosen joined the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1973. Since then, he’s served in The Hague, London, New York, Cairo, and New Delhi. In December 1994, he opened the Israeli Embassy in Amman, Jordan and served there as chargé d'affaires until the arrival of the Ambassador, and continued his post in Amman as Deputy Chief of Mission until July 2000 when he was appointed Consul General of Israel in Atlanta, Georgia.
In November 2002, he took up the post of Political Advisor for International Affairs to the Mayor of Jerusalem. He and his wife, Annette, are the proud parents of two sons and a daughter. He is fluent in Polish, Dutch, English, Arabic and Hebrew and understands Russian, French, German and Yiddish. Additionally, he is an avid collector of books on Lawrence of Arabia.