Ambassador Dore Gold is President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He was the eleventh Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations (1997-1999). Previously he served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the former Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Ambassador Gold has served as an advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who asked him to accompany his entourage to Washington and to the 2003 Aqaba Summit with President George W. Bush. He was a member of the Israeli delegation at the 1998 Wye River negotiations between Israel and the PLO, outside of Washington. He negotiated the Note for the Record, which supplemented the 1997 Hebron Protocol, and in 1996 concluded the negotiations with the U.S., Lebanon, Syria, and France for the creation of the Monitoring Group for Southern Lebanon. In 1991, he served as an advisor to the Israeli delegation to the Madrid Peace Conference.
From 1985 to 1996 he was a senior research associate at the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University, where he was Director of the U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy Project. Dr. Gold received a BA ('75) in Islamic Studies, a MA ('76), and a PhD ('84) in Political Science, all from Columbia University.
Ambassador Gold has written numerous books and articles on the Middle East, including U.S. Military Strategy in the Middle East (Tel Aviv: Ministry of Defense Publications, 1993); Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism (Washington: Regnery, 2003); and Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos (New York: Crown Forum, 2004). His articles have appeared in Asahi Shinbun, Commentary, The Daily Telegraph, Die Zeit, Ha'aretz, The Jerusalem Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
He is married and the father of two children.