(1948 - )
Yossi Beilin was born in 1948 in Israel.
After writing as a journalist and editorial board member of Davar, he received his Ph.D. in political science from Tel-Aviv University.
Dr. Beilin served as spokesman of the Israel Labour Party from 1977-1984. He served as Government Secretary from 1984-1986, and as Director-General for Political Affairs of the Foreign Ministry from 1986-1988.
He was elected to the Knesset in 1988, and served as Deputy Minister of Finance from 1988-1990. He was a member of the Knesset Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee (1990-1992).
From 1992-1995 Beilin served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In July 1995, he was appointed Minister of Economics and Social Development.
In November 1995, he was appointed Minister without Portfolio in the Prime Minister's Office, serving until July 1996.
He has published several books: Sons in the Shadow of their Fathers, The Price of Unity, Industry in Israel and Israel at Age 40 Plus (all in Hebrew); and Israel, A Concise Political History.
He is currently a member of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee and the Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women.
Source: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo used with permission of the Knesset.