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Dr. David Kimche

Former Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ex-Mossad executive

Dr. David Kimche worked in the Prime Minister's Office for many years and served as Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1980 to 1987. During this period, he headed Israel's delegations to negotiations with Egypt and Lebanon and also worked to reinstate diplomatic relations with African states. Upon retiring from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kimche was appointed Ambassador-at-large and has undertaken a number of missions, including the Madrid Peace Conference, where he chaired one of the committees in multilateral talks as part of the peace process.
Earlier in his career, Kimche worked as a journalist for the Jerusalem Post and later served as deputy head of the Mossad, Israel's foreign intelligence service.

In recent years, Dr. Kimche has served as president of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations. HE also serves as a guest lecturer at Tel Aviv University and Bar Ilan University, and has authored several books, among them The Secret Roads, Both Sides of the Hill (with his brother Jon), The Afro-Asian Movement, and The Last Option. He is one of the founders of the International Alliance for Arab-Israeli Peace. Kimche studied at the Institute for African and Asian Studies at the Sorbonne and holds a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.