Avraham Burg


Avraham Burg is an Israeli author, businessman and politician; and Burg was an activist in left-wing organizations and the Peace Now movement. In 1985 he served as advisor on Diaspora affairs to Prime Minister Shimon Peres and in 1988 was elected to the Knesset as a member of the Alignment. In 1995 he was appointed Chairman of the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization, and resigned from the Knesset but later returned and served as its speaker from 1995 to 2003. Since resigning from the Knesset in 2004, Burg has lectured at many international events and in 2012 became a senior fellow of Molad – The Center for Renewal of Democracy.