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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Palestinian prospects ” January Evaluating Hamas’ attitude to other militias will take time. Hamas needs to obtain recognition for itself. Efraim Halevy was head of Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service, from to In practice, however, Israel has reciprocated: There is a lot of room for manoeuvre between the two. In xhadows, he became the Israeli ambassador to the European Union in Brussels. Halevy calls for reform: Mashal survived also, thanks to Israeli medical help.

For a deeper understanding of Israel and the region. What does Hamas need to do?

Halevy has written extensively on Israel’s relationship with the United States, generally taking a moderate, pragmatic view of the Washington-Jerusalem alliance. He emigrated to Israel in Halevy does not discuss the relations between the Mossad and the electronic mass media and the world of the Internet. The Last Chance for Peace? Hamas would be unable to exercise authority as a government and the Palestinian Authority could efriam.

Efraim Halevy is no dove. It’s not clear what timeframe he envisages for Hamas to rein in other militias. Hamas could be a potential competitor to al-Qaida. The rest tell of his time working for the prime ministers, shadkws in negotiating Israel’s peace with Jordan, and of his ideas for dealing with “international Muslim fundamentalist terror”. They have short-term or long-term targets and strategies; 2 They would use non-conventional devices: It has its own welfare state.


– Efraim Halevy: Man in the Shadows

In a quietly classy, old-fashioned hotel, he insists on ordering his own herbal tea and I wonder, briefly, if people from Mossad tend not to accept tea from strangers. All the same, he looks away from me for most of our conversation.

What does he think the prospects are for engaging with Hamas? Halevy stressed the fact that Israel and the Western leaders must challenge the threat of militant Muslim and a global declaration of war. Times of Israel readers will have a chance to hear him for themselves when he is interviewed live on stage in Jerusalem by founding shaxows David Horovitz on February For decades, Efraim Halevy rarely spoke his mind in public.

But to do this, it needs to observe the rules of the game. The settlers were not there on their own, but were encouraged by the government. InHalevy became chairman of the Shorashim program, a program that helps immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union verify their Jewish ancestry.

Efraim Halevy: Man in the Shadows

On January 27, an interview of his was published in Portugal, in which he stated “We are in the hqlevy of a Third World War” with radical Islam, and predicted that it will take at least 25 years for the West to win. Transformation Where love meets social justice. And a few days after I interviewed Halevy, a senior Israeli official told me, off the record: 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.

He has little time for human rights activists in a global “war on terror'” that he sees as “World War Three”. New firearms regulations and police use of lethal force in Argentina. Efraim Halevy, the former head of the Mossadwho was born in London indedicated forty years of his life to that organization. For example, he defined himself as ‘the intelligence officer’ and as ‘a broker between nations’. Betweenunder the directorship of Shabtai Shavithe efrai, as deputy director and as head of the headquarters branch.


Halevy has avoided the path to politics taken by other former intelligence chiefs, preferring an academic career which has allowed him the freedom to speak his mind about the major issues he shadods spent a lifetime not only studying, but helping to shape. 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.

These agents were arrested. He pointed to the cease-fire in inn on Israel that Hamas declared two years ago and has largely honored. We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions. In he published the book Man in the Shadows haelvy, [5] covering Middle Eastern history since the late s.

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Sections openDemocracy Free thinking for the world. Archived from the original on May 14, 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. The Israeli agents returned home. Al-Qaida is not wedded to territory at all.