Arens Mosze

Mosze Arens - Personal data
Date of birth: 27th December 1925
Place of birth: Kowno
Date of death: 7th January 2019
Place of death: Savyon
Occupation: politician

Arens Moshe (27 December 1925, Kaunas – 7 January 2019, Savyon) – Israeli politician.

Arens was born into a Jewish family in Kaunas. When he was a small child, he moved with his parents to Riga, where he attended the local school. In 1939, his family moved to New York. Moshe Arens continued his education and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Israel in 1948. He joined the Irgun, a Zionist paramilitary organisation. In the 1950s, he went back to the USA to study engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and aeronautical engineering at the California Institute of Technology. In 1957, he returned to Israel. He worked at the Technion University in Haifa. In 1971, he was appointed director of the Aviation Industry Office. Arens was responsible for the development of almost all Israeli weapons systems. He wrote many research papers on aeronautics. He was the Ambassador of Israel to the USA in the years 1982–1983, Minister without Portfolio in the years 1984–1988, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the years 1988–1990, Minister of Defence in the years 1983–1984 and 1990–1992.

The entry was written on the basis of source materials of the PWN printing house.

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