(1943 - )
Prof. Shlomo Ben-Ami was born in Morocco in 1943. He was educated at Tel-Aviv University and Oxford University (England) from which he received a Ph.D. in History.
Prof. Ben-Ami headed the School of History of Tel-Aviv University (1982-86). He served as Israel's ambassador to Spain from 1987-1991. He has published several books in English, Spanish and Hebrew.
Ben-Ami was elected to the Knesset in 1996. He served as a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and of the Sub-committee on Foreign Service.
In July 1999 he was appointed Minister of Public Security.
He is married and the father of three.
Source: Israeli Foreign Ministry