Dore Gold was born in 1953 in the United States. He holds a BA and MA in Political Science from Columbia University, as well as a PhD in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. He became an Israeli citizen in 1980 and served in the IDF. He currently resides in Jerusalem, and is married with two children.From 1985 to 1996 Gold was a senior research associate at the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University. He was an advisor to the Israeli delegation at the Madrid Peace Conference in 1991, and from June 1996 to June 1997 served as Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He was a member of the Israeli delegation at the 1998 Wye River negotiations between Israel and the PLO, and served as an advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (2001-2003), accompanying him to Washington and to the 2003 Aqaba Summit.From 1997 to 1999, Dore Gold served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations. Since 2000 Gold has served as president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.His doctoral dissertation was was the basis for his 2003 book, Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism. Other recent books include Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos (2004), The Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy City (2007), and The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West (2009). He is also the author of numerous articles on the Middle East.In June 2015, Ambassador Gold was appointed Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.