Israeli Consul General to New England Nadav Tamir an update on Israeli/Palestinian and Israeli/Syrian peace negotiations on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center. The talk is free and open to all.

Mr. Tamir was born and raised in Kibbutz Manara in northern Israel. He began his career of public service in 1980 in the Israel Defense Forces, where he eventually served as a company commander and retired with the rank of major.

Mr. Tamir joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 and the following year began to serve as the policy assistant to the foreign minister. He served under foreign ministers Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak and David Levy.

In 1997, Mr. Tamir was promoted to the position of political officer at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., where he worked closely with the State Department and the National Security Council. Finally in 2001, he was granted the position of advisor to the director general at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem, where he currently works, specializing in Israeli-U.S. relations and the promotion and development of institutional reform.

In 2004, Mr. Tamir earned his masters in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

The Hebrew Center is at 130 Centre street in Vineyard Haven. For details, call 508-693-0745.