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Melchior, Michael (Rabbi)

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Born 1954 in Denmark
Immigrated to Israel in 1985
Married, Five children
Residence: Jerusalem

Political History in the Knesset
Knesset Member since 1999

Member of Knessets: 15 - One Israel; 15 - Labor-Meimad;
Current Functions:
Member, Parliamentary Inquiry Committee for the Location and Restitution of Property of Holocaust Victims;

Roles in the Government
Functions in Fifteenth Knesset:
28th Government: From 5/8/1999, Minister of Israeli Society and the World Jewish Community
Roles in the Current Government:
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Public Activities
Chief Rabbi of Norway
International Director of the Elie Weisel Foundation
Rabbi and educator of a Jerusalem congregation
Chairman, Secretariat of Meimad since 1995
Chairman and administrative member of various human rights, aliyah, and educational organizations

Numerous articles in varied literature and press in Israel and abroad

World Conference against Racism:  Statement by Rabbi Michael Melchior, Deputy Foreign Minister of the State of Israel
Statement by Rabbi Michael Melchior, Deputy Foreign Minister of the State of Israel, at the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. Delivered by Ambassador Mordecai Yedid, Head of Israeli Delegation. Durban - September 3, 2001 [Full article...]
International Relations