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Chairman FPA 1984-1987
Peter Allen-Frost was born in 1942 in Nottingham, England and arrived in Israel for a summer’s visit in 1963. He stayed until his death in 1996. As the radio correspondent for the American network ABC, he was well known as a larger-than-life reporter, following his trademark pointed beard into news conferences and battlefields, a tape recorder draped over his ample midsection, politely calling everyone who crossed his path “squire.” Allen-Frost was an expert in military matters and weapons systems, and he easily navigated among the shoals and rapids of Israeli politics through his long career. He contributed his expertise, contacts and insight to the FPA board for many years, serving as its chairman from 1984-1987, guiding the organization into the complex period of Palestinian-Israeli violence. During his career he also worked for Israel Radio, Jane’s Defence Weekly, the South African radio network SABC, Sky News, and The Star in Johannesburg.