Ambassador Avi Gil, a former diplomat, served under Shimon Peres for almost 30 years in various capacities: Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, Director-General of the Ministry of Regional Cooperation and more. Gil has been closely involved in Israel's policy-making and peace efforts, including the negotiations that led to the Oslo Accords. His book, "Shimon Peres: An Insider’s Account of the Man and the Struggle for a New Middle East," is published by I.B. Tauris. Gil is currently a Senior Fellow at the The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI).