Dan Naveh

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Dan Naveh
Date of birth (1960-06-21) 21 June 1960 (age 56)
Place of birth Bnei Brak, Israel
Knessets 15, 16, 17
Faction represented in Knesset
1999–2009 Likud
Ministerial roles
2001–2003 Minister without Portfolio
2003–2006 Minister of Health

Dan Naveh (Hebrew: דן נוה‎‎, born Dan Mannheim on 21 June 1960) is an Israeli former politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud between 1999 and 2007, as well as being a government minister from 2001 until 2006. He is the founder and the managing general partner of Agate Medical Investments and currently the chairman of Clal insurance.

Biography[edit]

Born in Bnei Brak, Naveh studied at Yeshivat Netiv Meir in Jerusalem. In 1985 he graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with an LLB, and was certified as a lawyer in 1986. Naveh is married to Tsili and is a father of three.

Political and media career[edit]

Naveh was an adviser to Minister Moshe Arens between 1986 and 1992 when Arens was a Minister without Portfolio (1986–87), the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1988–90), and Minister of Defense (1990–92). Shortly afterwards he was appointed editor of foreign news at the Haaretz newspaper. He then served as Cabinet Secretary from 1996 until 1999. In those years he was the chairman of the Israeli Steering Committee for the negotiations with the Palestinians, and played a central role in the Wye River Memorandum and the Hebron Protocol.

Naveh was elected to the Knesset for Likud in 1999, and was re-elected in 2003 and 2006, serving for a total of eight years, five of which (2001–06) were spent as a minister. As a Member of Knesset he served on the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, and Committee on the Rights of Children, as well as heading the Parliamentary Lobby for the Israeli MIAs.

In 2001, during his first term in the Knesset, Naveh was appointed by Ariel Sharon as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Office in the twenty-ninth government, in which capacity he acted as liaison with the Knesset. In Sharon's second government formed in 2003, he was appointed as Health Minister. He led the national health system's post-recession turnaround, and stabilized the system during one of its deepest and most severe crises. As part of the stabilizing plan he enlarged the budget and the number of drugs and medical technologies included in the national "health basket" and prevented the closure of several major hospitals.[citation needed] He implemented several advanced health care reforms and acts that made the system more efficient and better serving for the elderly and the entire patient population.

Naveh resigned from the government on 14 January 2006, along with the rest of his faction. On 25 February 2007 he handed in his resignation as a Member of the Knesset after eight years of service, and was replaced by Yuli-Yoel Edelstein.

Business career[edit]

After leaving politics, Naveh established a medical investment fund called Agate Medical Investments. The fund invests mainly in companies that develop and produce medical devices, and in health care services projects around the world.

In June 2013, Naveh was appointed Chairman of the board of directors of Clal insurance, one of the top three insurance and financial assets management firms in Israel

Published works[edit]

  • Dan Naveh, Government Secrets, Yediot Aharonot publishing (Hebrew)

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