Benjamin Krasna assumed the position of Deputy Head of Mission of Israel to the United States of America in August 2018.
He arrived in DC after serving for eight years in senior positions at the Foreign Ministry, where he oversaw research on Asia, Economy and Energy. He also was at the forefront of the formulation of policy regarding international sanctions as a tool to address strategic threats. Following the completion of the MFA Cadet’s Course in 1995, he was posted in 1997 to his first position abroad as Deputy Consul General in Istanbul, a period that included coordinating the Israeli search and rescue efforts after the 1999 earthquakes in Turkey. From 2000-02, he served as Spokesman of the Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands. Between 2005 and 2010, he was Deputy Consul General of Israel in New York where among other things he served as a liaison for the Foreign Ministry to national and local leadership of the Jewish community. Born and bred in New York, he and his wife Sharon are proud parents of three boys. His New York roots lay the foundation of his interest and knowledge of sports and his avid affection for the Giants, Yankees and Knicks.