NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ISR"L PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

BIO/3092
6 August 1997

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ISR"L PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

6 August 1997


Press Release
BIO/3092


NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ISRAEL PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

19970806 Biographical Note

Dore Gold, the new Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Mr. Gold was Foreign Policy Adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from June 1996 through June 1997. In that capacity, he dealt extensively with the Prime Minister's contacts with the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Jordan and other parts of the Arab world. He was also directly involved in negotiations leading up to the Hebron Agreement and the "Note for the Record".

From 1987 to 1996, Mr. Gold was Director of the United States Foreign and Defence Policy Project at the Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University. During that period, in 1991, he was also an adviser to the Israeli delegation to the Madrid Peace Conference and subsequent Arab-Israeli talks in Washington, D.C.

In 1993, Ministry of Defence Publications in Tel Aviv issued his work, American Military Strategy in the Middle East: The Implications of the US Regional Command Structure (CENTCOM) for Israel. Westview Press (Boulder) has published his Israel as an American Non-NATO Ally: Parameters of Defense and Industrial Cooperation (1992) and Arms Control in the Middle East (1990). His articles have appeared in Commentary, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Asahi Shinbun, Die Zeit, Ha'aretz, The Jerusalem Post and The Guardian.

Mr. Gold holds a Ph.D from Colombia University (1984), where he also received a Master of Arts degree in political science (1976), as well as the Certificate of the Middle East Institute of the University (1978). He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colombia College in 1975.

Born in 1953, Mr. Gold is married and has two children.

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