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New Realities in the Broader Middle East

Retired Israeli General Danny Rothschild is the director of the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel and chairman of the Herzliya "Balance of Israel"s National Security" conference series.

A three-decade veteran of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Rothschild spent much of his career in the Intelligence Corps. He served in southern Lebanon and, during the First Gulf War, was responsible for political and military strategy and analysis.

In 1991, Rothschild was appointed coordinator of government activities in the territories, controlling an annual budget of US$500 million and overseeing 21,000 civilians and military staff. He played a key role in the negotiation processes that led to the peace agreements with Jordan and with the Palestinians. Rothschild also was part of Israel"s delegation to peace talks with the Jordanians and with the Palestinians in Madrid and in Washington D.C. He headed Israel"s delegation to the bilateral negotiations with the Palestinians in Cairo, and served as a senior member of Israel"s delegation to the Paris economic negotiations with the Palestinians.

Upon resigning his commission in 1995, Rothschild co-founded a global security consultancy, NETACS Ltd. He has also served as president of the Council for Peace and Security and on the boards of the Central Bank of Israel and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Speaker Maj. Gen. Danny Rothschild


Mon, Sept. 19, 2011
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