by Haya Luftig
Amb. Dayan has a long time reputation as an Israeli public figure, lecturer and entrepreneur enjoying wide support and appreciation from all sides of the Israeli political spectrum. His nomination by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was publicly welcomed by the Israeli opposition too.
Dayan was Chairman of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria from July 2007 until January 2013. He was instrumental in pushing through multiple reforms and policy changes to strengthen the image of the organization and advocate on behalf of its 400,000 citizens. He then acted for two additional years as the Council’s Chief Foreign Envoy. His role included advocacy trips to the major seats of government worldwide as well as regular meetings with foreign diplomats and journalists based in Israel to explain the facts on the ground.
Amb. Dayan has been for many years a regular commentator in the international press, both broadcast and print and was frequently called upon to participate in public debates and panels at major conferences and universities. Among the media outlets he contributed to are New York Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and many more.