(1947 - )
Dan Meridor was born in Jerusalem in 1947, and holds a law degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
A lawyer by profession, he practiced law in Jerusalem from 1973-82.
In the 11th Knesset (1984-88), he was a member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee.
From 1988-92 he served as Minister of Justice and member of the Inner Cabinet.
In the 13th Knesset (1992-96), he was a member of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee. In June 1996, Dan Meridor was appointed Minister of Finance, a position he held until his resignation in June 1997. In the 15th Knesset, he chaired the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee (until August 2001).
In August 2001, Dan Meridor was appointed Minister without Portfolio, responsible for national defense and diplomatic strategy in the Prime Minister's Office.
Meridor has been a Knesset observer to the Council of Europe and has published articles in academic journals.
He is married to economist Dr. Leora Meridor. They have four children.
Source: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo used with permission of the Knesset.