Shalev and the Israeli mission to the UN marked her term's end in an event in Manhattan.
Bidding farewell to Shalev were US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, Deputy Mission Director Daniel Carmon, Israel's Consul General in New York Asaf Shariv and his deputy and some 200 other diplomats.
Shalev's term in office was defined as successful, both by Jerusalem and by senior UN officials.
Rice, who has become a personal friend to the departing ambassador, reportedly urged Israeli officials she met with recently to extend Shalev's term.
History, said Rice, will place Shalev as one of the best representatives Israel had ever sent to the UN.
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