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Dore Gold

(1954 - )

Dore Gold is an Israeli author and diplomat who served as Israel's ambassador to the United Nations. Gold is currently President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

Born in 1954 in Connecticut, Gold comes from an American conservative Jewish family. He immigrated to Israel in 1980, which he had first visited in 1976. Gold received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1984 and his M.A. in 1976 in Political Science. He also received the Certificate of the Middle East Institute from Columbia University in 1978.

From 1987 through 1996, Gold served as Director of the U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy Project at the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies. In 1991, Gold was an advisor to the Israeli delegation to the Madrid Peace Conference and subsequent Arab-Israeli talks in Washington.

From 1996 to 1997, Gold served as a Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, dealing extensively with contacts in the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Jordan and other parts of the Arab world. He was directly involved in the negotiations leading up to the Hebron Agreement and the "Note of the Record" which served as Netanyahu's underlying principle in his negotiations with the Palestinians.

Gold served as the eleventh Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations from 1997 through 1999.

Gold has published numerous books on the Middle East, including a book about the Gulf War for the Israeli Defense Ministry.

Gold and his wife Ofra are the parents of one son and one daughter.

Sources: Israel's Mission to the UN.
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation.