Belaynesh Zevadia (b. 1967) is an Israeli diplomat. She was appointed Israeli ambassador to Ethiopia in 2012.
Zevadia is the first immigrant from Ethiopia to Israel to serve as an Israeli ambassador.
She was also the first immigrant form Ethiopia to enter the Israeli Foreign Service as a trainee.
Zevadia immigrated to Israel in 1984 at the age of 17. She was born to a Jewish family in the Gondar region of Ethiopia.
She is a graduate of the Hebrew University.
(source: “From Ethiopia to Israel – and back again; Jerusalem Post”)