On October 22, 2015, Daniel Rubinstein was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia.
Ambassador Rubinstein previously served as U.S. Special Envoy for Syria.
A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Rubinstein also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Consul General and Chief of Mission in Jerusalem from 2009 to 2012, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan from 2005 to 2008, and as Chief of the Civilian Observer Unit in the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai, Egypt. Earlier, he served as Director of the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs in the Department of State from 2004 to 2005.
From 1989 to 2004, Ambassador Rubinstein served in a number of other positions, including overseas tours of duty at Brasilia, Damascus, Tunis, Luanda, and Tel Aviv, as well as service with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. In Washington, he has served in the Bureaus of Near Eastern Affairs and Intelligence and Research.
He speaks Arabic, Hebrew, and Portuguese.
Ambassador Rubinstein is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.