Uri Savir

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Uri Savir
Date of birth (1953-01-07) 7 January 1953 (age 61)
Place of birth Jerusalem, Israel
Knessets 15
Party represented in Knesset
1999–2001 Centre Party
2001 New Way

Uri Savir (Hebrew: אורי סביר‎) (born 7 January 1953) is an Israeli diplomat and politician. He served as a member of the Knesset between 1999 and 2001.

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Born in Jerusalem in 1953,[1] Savir studied International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he gained a BA. He went on to work as an administrator,[1] and served general manager of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[2] Between 1993 and 1996 he was the Chief Negotiator of the Oslo Accords. His experience became the basis for his book The Process: 1,100 Days that Changed the Middle East, published in 1998.

In the 1999 elections he was elected to the Knesset on the Centre Party's list. On 6 March 2001 he and two other MKs left the Centre Party to form the New Way faction.[3] On 28 March he resigned from the Knesset, and was replaced by David Magen, who represented the Centre Party. During his time in the Knesset he served on a number of committees, including the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Savir is currently the president of the Glocal Forum, a non-profit organization involved in international relations. He is also a director of the Peres Center for Peace.[2]

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