Dr. Alon Liel is a former director general of the Foreign Ministry and former (1992-94) Israeli Ambassador to South Africa, is (2005) a member of the Council for Peace and Security. He teaches at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, at Tel Aviv University and at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. Liel's most important recent role was to head the Israeli diplomatic discussions with Syria in 2008.
Professional Experience 
- Nov 2000 - April 2001 Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- 1997-1999 Foreign Affairs advisor to Ehud Barak, Chairman of the Labor Party
- 1994-1996 Director General, Ministry of Economy and Planning
- 1992-94 Israeli Ambassador to South Africa (Non-resident Ambassador to Mozambique and Zimbabwe)
- 1990-1992 Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern United States (based in Atlanta, Georgia)
- 1988-1989 Foreign Ministry Spokesman; Member of Israeli delegation to the United Nations General Assembly; Member of the Israeli negotiating team at the Taba talks with Egypt
- 1986-1989 Assistant to the Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- 1981-1983 Chargé d'Affaires of Israel in Ankara, Turkey
- 1979-1981 Vice Consul of Israel to the Mid-Western United States (based in Chicago, Illinois)
- 1971-1979 Various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem
- Director, Israeli/Palestinian Center for Research and Information 
- Advisory Board, Global Political Trends Center 
- Honorary Board of Advisors, One Voice 
Resources and articles
- List of articles by or about Alon Liel
- Dr Alon Liel, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, accessed August 22, 2007.
- Personalities, Israeli/Palestinian Center for Research and Information, accessed August 22, 2007.
- Advisory Board, Global Political Trends Center, accessed 19 February 2011.
- OneVoice Honorary Board of Advisors, organizational web page, accessed January 13, 2013.