Ambassador Shmuel (Sammy) Revel was appointed as Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Cyprus in December 2017.After Joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1987, Sammy Revel served from 1990 to 1993 as Second Secretary of the Embassy of Israel in Manila, Philippines.
From 1993 to 1996, he served as First Secretary in the Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem, as a member of a team in the Office of the Director General that advanced Regional Economic Cooperation in the Middle East. In 1996, Revel became the first Head of Mission of the Trade Representation Office of Israel in Doha, Qatar, where he served until 1999. He received the Foreign Ministry’s Director General’s Award of Excellence for establishing the Mission. In 2009 he published the book “Israel at the Forefront of the Persian Gulf – The Story of an Israeli Mission in Qatar” (in Hebrew). Since 1999, Sammy Revel has been focusing on Israeli – European Affairs.
From 1999 to 2002 he served as Deputy Chief of Mission of Israel to the European Union and NATO in Brussels. Between 2002 and 2005 he was the Director of Economic Division 3 in the MFA Israel.
From 2005 to 2008 Sammy Revel was Director of the Department responsible for EU Affairs and NATO in the MFA. Between 2008 and 2012 he served as Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister Plenipotentiary) of the Embassy of Israel in Paris. From 2014 Revel served as Head of the Bureau of the European Division in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sammy Revel published in 2015 a novel entitled “Dreaming beyond the Wall” (Hebrew), with a storyline unfolding on the backdrop of the development of the Israeli-European relations, since the fall of the Berlin Wall and until recent years. Ambassador Revel holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics and an M.A. in Philosophy, History and Sociology of Science from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.