Yitzhak Molcho

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Yitzhak Molcho

Yitzhak Molcho (Hebrew: יצחק מולכו, born c. 1945[1]) is an Israeli lawyer and chief negotiator in the Israeli negotiating team with the Palestinians on behalf of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.[2][3] Molcho served as Netanyahu's adviser in his first term as Prime Minister, and along with another adviser at the time, Dore Gold, became the first representative of Netanyahu's first Government, on 27 June 1996, to convene with Yasser Arafat in Gaza. In 2010, he was appointed to head the Israeli negotiating team, on behalf of the second Netanyahu Government.[3]

Molcho led Israel's representatives at the talks for the Hebron Protocol.[4]

Molcho's law practice specializes in corporate law.[1] Molcho joined the firm in 1970 and married the founding partner's daughter. When the founder died in 1978, Molcho took over as managing partner. He added a cousin of Netanyahu as a partner to the firm and has handled private legal matters of the Netanyahu family.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Main participants in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks". Reuters. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chief negotiators to meet soon". Ynetnews. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Barak Ravid (16 August 2009). "Netanyahu envoy departs for U.S. to negotiate settlement freeze". Haaretz. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Nathan Guttman (26 July 2013). "Netanyahu's Personal Envoy Will Attend Peace Talks Along With Livni". Jewish Daily Forward. Retrieved 23 December 2013.