Dani Dayan, 1955-

An Argentina native who moved to Israel at 15, Dayan founded the information technology company Elad Systems. He gained prominence as a leader of the Yesha Council, the organization of West Bank settlers. His role in the settler movement led Brazil to reject him as Israel’s ambassador in 2016, and instead he became consul general in New York that year. He has served as Yad Vashem’s chairman since 2021.

Photo: Dani Dayan (center) with U.S. Ambassador Thomas Nides (U.S. Embassy Jerusalem)