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Arnon MANTVER Chairman of the Board and Founder, The Center for International Migration and Integration, Jerusalem

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 Arnon Mantver was the Director of JDC Israel, the Israeli arm of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, from 1995-2013. In 1989 he was appointed Director-General of the Jewish Agency s Immigration and Absorption Department and played a key role during a period of notable events in Israel's history, including the mass aliyah of Jews from the former Soviet Union and from Ethiopia. His broad experience has made him one of Israel s foremost experts on immigrant absorption. In 1998, Mr. Mantver established CIMI (the Center for International Migration and Integration) to facilitate effective migration management through knowledge exchange, capacity-building and technical assistance to government and non-governmental agencies. In 2011, the President of the State of Israel presented CIMI with the Israel Award for Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings.