Uri Savir

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Uri Savir
Date of birth (1953-01-07) 7 January 1953 (age 66)
Place of birthJerusalem, Israel
Faction represented in Knesset
1999–2001Centre Party
2001New 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.


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 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 founded the Glocal Forum, a non-profit organization involved in international relations.[4] He is also a director of the Peres Center for Peace.[2]

See also[edit]

  1. ^ a b Uri Savir: Particulars Knesset website
  2. ^ a b Uri Savir: Public Activities Knesset website
  3. ^ Mergers and Splits Among Parliamentary Groups Knesset website
  4. ^ Michael Allen Fox (2013). Understanding Peace: A Comprehensive Introduction. Routledge. p. 229.

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