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Yair Lootsteen is a lawyer and served in the IDF’s Military Advocate General Corps for 24 years, retiring with the rank of Colonel. He held several challenging positions during his military career, the last being that of the Legal Advisor to the IDF in the West Bank. He has a unique perspective of the area from a legal and social point of view. He will clarify misconceptions and explain what is happening on the ground now in this very dynamic political and economic situation in Israel.
Since his retirement from the IDF, Yair has invested much of his time on issues relating to Jewish pluralism and social and democratic issues in Israel. He is currently the Chair of the Israel Reform Movement and Vice Chair of KKL/JNF International
Born in London, England, Yair grew up in Toronto, Ontario. He made aliyah in 1979 and has since resided in Jerusalem He is married to Hanna and they have two children, Naomi and Natan.
Co-Sponsor: ARZA Canada