Apr 27, We meet in late March, in London, where Halevy is promoting his first book, Man in the Shadows. In a quietly classy, old-fashioned hotel. Efraim Halevy is a lawyer and an Israeli intelligence expert. He was the ninth director of In he published the book Man in the Shadows, covering Middle Eastern history since the late s. Halevy was interviewed about his book on. Efraim Halevy, the former head of the Mossad (), who was born in London in , dedicated forty years of his life to that organization. Halevy defined.
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He is the author of the book The role of the intelligence community in the age of strategic alternatives for Israel.
He has little time for human rights activists in a global “war on terror'” that he sees as “World War Three”. Hamas needs to obtain recognition sadows itself. Inhe began his work in the Mossad. He is very polite, sometimes self-deprecating, and incredibly apologetic about being a few minutes late.
– Efraim Halevy: Man in the Shadows
He was critical of Benjamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett and their policies, especially regarding Jerusalem. In Marchhe became the director of Mossad following the resignation of Danny Yatom.
Palestinian prospects ” January This is a war! It has its own welfare state.
Th big difference, as Halevy sees it, is that a truce with Hamas is at least conceivable, while “the west has no possibility of any truce with al-Qaida”. The group originated as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhoodan Egyptian-born movement that has spread internationally, though its branches focus on a nationalist agenda in contrast to the pan-Islamic revolutionary aims of al-Qaida-style organisations.
Halevy does not discuss the relations between the Mossad and the electronic mass media and the world of the Internet.
The price of Halevy’s solution, saving the peace with Jordan, was the releasing from an Israeli jail, the notorious Hamas’ spiritual leader, Sheikh Yassin.
As Mossad chief, Halwvy formulated the policy which marginalized Yasser Arafat in the world arena after the violence of the ma intifada, but he appears to favor the possibility of creating unofficial understandings even with enemies like Hamas and Hezbollah in order to overcome even greater enemies like al-Qaeda and ISIS.
Efraim Halevy steps out of the shadows
Hamas could actually be a very effective force opposing al-Qaida. The solution is non-stop active attacks against them.
Hamas has observed a unilateral ceasefire, but now [that] they are in government, it is more complicated. Inhe was selected to the Chief Branches Forum.
He argues that power may change Hamas because Hamas has something to lose. DemocraciaAbierta Global platform for Latin American voices. Hamas wants to destroy the state of Israel but does not aim to destabilise countries and societies around the world. Halevy supports the calls by a minority of West Bank settlers for government subsidies to those who choose to move back within the Green Line, the pre borders.
But to do this, it needs to observe the rules of the game.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Halevy does not discuss the issue of the Mossad as the defender of the world Jewry. He points out that there were cases, or Mossad’s policies, which were challenged by the Israeli political establishment. Times of Israel readers will have a chance to hear him for themselves when he is interviewed live on stage in Jerusalem by founding editor David Horovitz on February The Israeli agents returned home.
New firearms regulations and police use of lethal force in Argentina. Might elected officials speak in the same way, publicly, about the potential for engaging with Hamas? In his enlightening book, Halevy tells about his secret diplomatic missions.
Hamas could be a potential competitor to al-Qaida. After Rantisi’s death, Hamas did not announce the name of his successor. Man in the Shadows: For decades, Efraim Halevy rarely spoke his mind in public.