Dinitz, Simha

   Born in Tel Aviv, he was educated in the United States (University of Cincinnati and Georgetown University), where he received bachelors and masters degrees. He served as a political adviser to Prime Minister Golda Meir, director general of Prime Minister Meir's office (1969-73), and ambassador to the United States (1973-78). Later, he served as vice president of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and then as an Alignment member of the Knesset. He later became chairman of the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency, a position that he was compelled to relinquish in the context of charges of financial impropriety. His conviction on these charges was reversed on appeal to Israel's Supreme Court. Dinitz died in Jerusalem.

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