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Jewish Thought & History

Sallai Meridor

Jerusalem Foundation

Sallai Meridor served as Israeli Ambassador to the United States from 2005-2009. Between 1999 and 2005, he served as the Chairman of theJewish Agency for Israel and the World Zionist Organization. Prior to this, Mr. Meridor served as the Treasurer of the Jewish Agency and WZO and as the Head of the Settlement Division of the WZO.

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.

Ambassador Meridor also serves as the international chairman of the Jerusalem Foundation a foundation that promotes the development of Jerusalem by raising funds for social, cultural, and beautification projects.