Dan Gillerman
Dan Gillerman was Israel
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's 13th Permanent Representative
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 to the United Nations
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. He was appointed in July 2002 and assumed his post on January 1, 2003, serving through 2008.


Dan Gillerman was educated at Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv University
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 and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Gillerman served as the CEO of several Israeli companies, Chairman of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, member of the board of the First International Bank of Israel
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 and Director of Bank Leumi
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 and the Bank of Israel
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. He also served on the Prime Minister's National Economic and Social Council, the President's Committee of the Coordinating Council of Israel's Economic Organizations, as Chairman of the Israel-British Business Council, and as member of the executive board of the International Chamber of Commerce
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 of the World Business Organization.

Gillerman has played a prominent role in helping steer Israel towards economic liberalization and a free market economy. He is actively engaged in the economic aspects of the peace process and has engaged Palestinian
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 and other Arab leaders in an attempt to further economic cooperation within the region.

On June 14, 2005, he was elected to the position of Vice-President of the 60th UN General Assembly. The last Israeli to hold this position was UN envoy Abba Eban
Abba Eban
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 in 1952. Israel's candidacy was put forward by the United Nations Western Europe and Others Group
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 (WEOG). In this position, Gillerman played a central role during the initial negotiation stages of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
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On April 24, 2008, Gillerman referred to former US President Jimmy Carter as a bigot for his meeting in Syria with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.

External links

  • Satirical Interview with Dan Gillerman on The Daily Show
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     (aired April 10, 2007).
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