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Ner Yisrael, in association with Likud-Herut UK, JNF & “One Jerusalem”
Invite you to a celebration of

Yom Yerushalayim

Wednesday, 20th May 2009

Ner Yisrael Community Centre
The Crest, London, NW4 2HY


Mincha: 7: 15 PM
Welcome by JNF chairman
Shmuel Hayek
Tehillim and Hazkara by
Cantor Moshe Haschel
Maariv (approx) 9:15 PM

Former Chief of Staff to Benjamin Netanyahu in the Finance Ministry, and Deputy Director of Education, Yechiel Leiter is currently a senior policy analyst at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, one of Israel’s leading foreign policy institutes where he is director and editor of one of Israel’s leading geo-political blogs. (JCPA.org). He is also a frequent guest on Israeli news programs, and a contributor to major Israeli media outlets including a leading daily, Yisrael Hayom.

Mr Leiter has served as a political advisor to Ariel Sharon, and in multiple senior government positions: first as Deputy Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Education where he helped plan a major overhaul of the educational system, and then as Chief of Staff to Benjamin Netanyahu in the Ministry of Finance, where he took an active role in the dramatic economic reform program that revolutionized Israel’s economy.  He also played a key role in Netanyahu's election campaigns in 1999, 2005, and 2009.  Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he moved to Israel in 1978 at the age of 18, and served as a combat medic in the IDF and participated in the 1982 operation “Peace for Galilee”.  He studied Judaism in preparation for his rabbinic ordination for more than eight years. He took leadership roles in numerous Zionist enterprises including educational initiatives, the creation of new Jewish settlements throughout Israel; and the promotion and facilitation of Aliyah.  Mr Leiter also founded and directed a number of charitable non profit organizations that address multiple social issues and that improve the quality of life for a diverse cross-section of Israelis.  He is a member of the Board of Governors of the College of Judea and Samaria in Ariel.  Mr Leiter has been at the forefront of the battle for Jerusalem. He has twice headed dramatically successful multi-million-dollar international campaigns for “One Jerusalem” intending to maintain the city as the undivided capital of Israel.    Mr Leiter has authored three books and dozens of articles on Zionism and Israeli politics, and has lectured extensively around the world.  He holds a degree in Law, a BA in Political Science, an MA in International Relations, and is currently writing his Doctoral Thesis on the political theory of John Locke at Haifa University.     

Mr. Leiter lives in the Samarian community of Eli with his wife Chana and their eight children. 

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