Dr. Yossi Beilin’s lengthy career of public service began with his appointment as Cabinet Secretary. As a member of Knesset for twenty years, and the former chairman of Israel's Meretz party, Yossi has held ministerial positions in the governments of Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Ehud Barak.
Identifying Israel's national interest as being best served by achieving a fair, just, and comprehensive peace in the region, Yossi made peace his personal and national mission. He is a leading proponent of the Peace Process between Israel and her neighbors. Most notably, he is the initiator and architect behind the 1993 Oslo Accords as well as the Geneva Initiative.
Over the years, Yossi has worked on the issue of Jewish continuity and relations between Israel and Diaspora Jewry. He is the creator of the 'Birthright' program, which over the years has brought tens of thousands of Jews to Israel.