The Honorable Dan Meridor recently served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy in the Israeli Cabinet. He served as Senior Partner at Haim Zadok and Co., a leading Israeli legal firm. Mr. Meridor was Minister of Strategic Affairs until February 2003. He served as the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset from 1999 to 2001, as Minister of Finance from 1996 to 1997, and as the Minister of Justice from 1988 to 1992.
From 1982 to 1984, Mr. Meridor served as the Secretary of the Cabinet under Prime Ministers Menahem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir. A member of the Knesset between 1984 and 2003, and again from 2009 to 2013, Mr. Meridor served on the Committee of Constitution, Law and Justice, and on the Ethics Committee. He is Captain (res.) in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and fought as a tank commander in the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Israel Museum and as Chairman of the Public Council of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and of The Truman Center for Peace and he is the President of Israel Council on Foreign Relations. From 2003 until he joined the Cabinet in 2009, Mr. Meridor served as Chairman of the Jerusalem Foundation. He is married to Dr. Leora Meridor, an economist, and they have four children.