Ariel Goldblatt

The Honorable Ambassador

Ariel Goldblatt
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Yisraeli Ambassador to Ghant
Assumed office
June 20th, 2018
Royal Deputy Foreign Minister for Ghant and Northern Belisaria
In office
January 3rd, 2015 – June 12th, 2018
Preceded byYonason Halutz
Succeeded byGadi Pinto (acting)
Chief of Staff, Office of Member of Knesset Yitzchok Katz (RC-Yerushalayim)
In office
January 6th, 2005 – January 3rd, 2015
Personal details
BornOctober 4th, 1975
Ein Succos, Dervaylik District
Political partyRoyalist Conservative Party
Spouse(s)Nechuma (née Arush)
ResidenceGhish, Ghant and Yerushalayim, Yisrael
Alma materB.T.L., Mir Yeshiva; J.D., King David University School of Law
ProfessionLawyer, Functionary, Civil servant

Ariel A. Goldblatt (born October 4th, 1975) is a Yisraeli lawyer, civil servant, and political functionary. He is the current Yisraeli Ambassador to Ghant. He is the former deputy Foreign Minister for Ghant and Northern Belisaria, as well as the former chief of staff for then-Member of Knesset (and current Foreign Minister) Yitzchok Katz. He is a member of the Royalist Conservative Party.

He has become well-known among the Yisraeli public and the global political-economic elite class for his role in the Midnight Affair.

Early life and education

He grew up for most of his pre-adolescent life in the Dervaylik metropolitan area in northern Yisrael, in the Chareidi-dominant neighbor of Ben HaChareidas, before his family moved to a similarly-affiliated religious neighbor in Yerushalayim called Har Nof.

Legal career

Chief of staff to MK Katz

Foreign Ministry functionary

Ambassador to Ghant

Political views

He is considered a mainstream conservative in the Conservative Party. He has been quoted as saying "national interests" should trump strict application of morality in Yisrael's foreign relations.

Although raised in the Chareidi sector (also known as the Non-Zionist Religious Right), he has described himself and by others as occupying the socio-religious role of "Chardal," in between the National Religious and Chareidi sectors.

Relationship with Yitzchok Katz

Personal life and family

Goldblatt is married to Nechuma (née Arush) since 1998. They have 5 children (by order of age): Eliezer (age 19), Sora Emunah (age 19), Moshe (age 17), Noam (age 14), and Kabi (age 9).