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Efraim Halevy, LLM Biography

Title:
Former Chief of Mossad (Israeli Intelligence Agency)
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“I think that the ‘no solution’ means that there’s going to be a one state between the Mediterranean and the Jordan valley in which you’ll have two distinct populations. One which will be a majority which is gradually decreasing and a minority which is gradually or not even gradually increasing, and, therefore, we will have a situation which between Jordan and the sea it’ll be a democratic system for the minority and a non-democratic system for the majority, and this is unsustainable and untenable… I think that it’ll be imperative for Israel to seek some kind of understanding which would entail withdrawal from certain lands and handing them over to Palestinians.”

Interview between Efraim Halevy and Aaron David Miller following the meeting “Iran, Palestine and the Arab Spring: The View from Israel,” at the Wilson Center, Oct. 18, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • External Director, Azrieli Group, Aug. 2010-present
  • Senior Advisor, U.S./Middle East Project, Inc.
  • Head, Shasha Center for Strategic Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2003-2011
  • National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 2002-2003
  • Chief, Mossad, 1998-2002
  • Israeli Ambassador to the European Union, 1996-1998
  • Deputy Head, Mossad, 1990-1995
  • Member of the Governing Body, Mossad, 1967-1995
Education:
  • LLM, cum laude, Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1956
Other:
  • Received the Director’s Award of the CIA for his commitment to the relationship between Israel and the United States, 2002
  • Born in London, England, in 1934
  • Emigrated to Palestine in 1948