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The Honorable Ambassador
|Yisraeli Ambassador to Ghant|
|Assumed office |
June 20th, 2018
|Royal Deputy Foreign Minister for Ghant and Northern Belisaria|
January 3rd, 2015 – June 12th, 2018
|Preceded by||Yonason Halutz|
|Succeeded by||Gadi Pinto (acting)|
|Chief of Staff, Office of Member of Knesset Yitzchok Katz (RC-Yerushalayim)|
January 6th, 2005 – January 3rd, 2015
|Born||October 4th, 1975|
Ein Succos, Dervaylik District
|Political party||Royalist Conservative Party|
|Spouse(s)||Nechuma (née Arush)|
|Residence||Ghish, Ghant and Yerushalayim, Yisrael|
|Alma mater||B.T.L., Mir Yeshiva; J.D., King David University School of Law|
|Profession||Lawyer, 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.
Chief of staff to MK Katz
Foreign Ministry functionary
Ambassador to Ghant
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).