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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The big whadows, 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 door is not closed to them, but there are preconditions.

Efraim Halevy – Wikipedia

Man in the Shadows: Former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy photo credit: There are new enemies; 2 Transferring the Mossad from ‘family’ into a modern enterprise. He claimed that Israel would never have peace unless Palestinians were treated with on as equals.

Inhe was selected to the Chief Branches Forum. The USA is ij victim and efrraim of this threat. But to understand his point of view, it’s perhaps worth bearing in mind that the night before we spoke, a PFLP militant, disguised as an Orthodox Jewish hitchhiker, killed himself and four Israelis in the West Bank.

In Augusthe resigned from this position [2] after Dov Weissglassthe bureau chief of Prime Minister Ariel Sharongot too much power and he believed the Roadmap for peace was not favourable for Israel, [1] and Prime Minister Sharon refrained from accepting his recommendations on a host of issues, and went to teach at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Haleby five of the eighteen chapters in his book deal with his time as head of Mossad. Each Mossad agent or staff member views the other as a relative. The special relationship he developed with King Hussein of Jordan made it possible for Halevy to open Jordan to the awareness that only a peace agreement with Israel would extricate the Hashemite kingdom rfraim the crisis after the Gulf War. On January 27, an halrvy of his was published in Portugal, in which he stated shadkws are in the midst of a Third World War” with radical Islam, and predicted that it will take at least 25 years for the West to win.

Hamas could actually be a very effective force opposing al-Qaida. Inhe began his work in the Mossad. 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 An Israeli agreement with Hamas would have been tantamount to recognising the organisation.

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Efraim Halevy steps out of the shadows

He was critical of Benjamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett and their policies, especially regarding Jerusalem. Its aims are international.

The pullout, he believes, involved too much confrontation within Israeli society. Halevy decided to stop this tradition. The now passive prevented strategy-method against this terrorism would save the world.

ma Man in the shadows: This has less to do with absolutes like “angels” and “devils” than with the realist’s adage, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Halevy describes Hamas’ maintenance of its ceasefire during Israel’s recent withdrawal from Gaza as “remarkable hhe wise”. Al-Qaida is not wedded to territory at all. Evaluating Hamas’ attitude to other militias will take time. He emigrated to Israel in The solution is non-stop active attacks against them.

Efraim Halevy

The Last Chance for Peace? He was a friend of Hussein, King of Jordan, and other Jordanians. Halevy stressed the fact that Israel and the Western leaders must challenge the threat of militant Muslim and a global declaration of war. Instead of pouring scorn upon the settlers, those people who encouraged them should thf to the settlements and hold dialogues.

Halevy was often called upon to undertake sensitive diplomatic missions because of his unique understanding of the region, and of the role eftaim an intelligence officer could play in an arena where his country was surrounded by enemies.

What does Hamas need to do?

Indeed, he recommends that governments push counterterrorism legislation through their legislatures in the two to three months following any terrorist attack, when the public will be more “attuned” to it.

As well as its wider aim of statehood, it has already achieved local goals that it will not want to endanger: In Marchhe became the director of Mossad following the resignation of Danny Yatom.

Hamas’ goal is to destroy territory, meaning Israel.

Efraim Halevy steps out of the shadows | The Times of Israel

Her openDemocracy articles include: Hamas needs to obtain recognition sshadows itself. Rather than being a problem, we should strive to make them part of the solution. 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. It is a new kind of global war against organized Muslim terrorist armies and terrorist movements!