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Amb. of Israel to U.S to discuss US-Israeli relations, March 26

Mar 26, 2008 (All day)
Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis Auditorium
Open to the Public

Sallai Meridor, Ambassador of Israel to the U.S., will present a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School titled "US-Israeli Relations and the Middle East Peace Process," at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

Sallai Meridor is the current Israeli Ambassador to the United States. He was appointed to the position in 2006 by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Prior to his appointment as Ambassador, Meridor served as the Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the World Zionist Organization from 1999-2005. He also served as the Treasurer of the Jewish Agency and WZO and as the Head of the Settlement Division of the WZO.

During the years of his chairmanship, the Jewish Agency underwent a major transformation. During the years of his chairmanship, the Jewish Agency shifted its focus to the Jewish future - the young generation of Jews. Major initiatives included the Masa national effort to bring tens of thousands of Diaspora teens for a year-long formative experience in Israel; focusing the activities of the Agency in Israel on young Israelis and young Olim, special immigration efforts from the Former Soviet Union, Ethiopia, Argentina, and France.

Prior to his work with the Jewish agency, Mr. Meridor served as an advisor to the Minister of Defense and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel. In his governmental service, he was involved in the designing of Israel's foreign and defense policies, played a role in the peace process leading to the Madrid Peace Conference, participated in the negotiations that followed as the representative of the Ministry of Defense, and led Israel's Inter-Agency Steering Committee on Arms Control.

Born and educated in Jerusalem, Mr. Meridor earned his B.A. degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He served as an Intelligence Officer in the IDF.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. It is free and open to the public.

Sallai Meridor, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.