25 2014

J Street Town Hall Meeting with Former Mossad Director, Danny Yatom

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Malamud Room, UCSD's Institute of the Americas Weaver Center 10111 North Torrey Pines Rd


Contact Yael Maizel

As a security expert with unparalleled experience in the field, Yatom will provide a unique perspective on the tough choices Israel faces in the years ahead as it balances the risks of a negotiated peace in order to secure its future. Major General (ret.) Danny Yatom is a decorated military figure with 33 years of service to the IDF. He has served as director for the Israeli Secret Intelligence Service (Mossad), and between 1993 through 2001, he was involved in key negotiations with Jordan, Syria and the Palestinians. While in the IDF, Yatom served as commanding General of the Central Territorial Command, Military Secretary to Prime Minister Rabin, and engaged in numerous operations against terror—including as commando team leader in the Six Days War and deputy commander of a tank battalion in the Yom Kippur War. Following his retirement from the IDF, Yatom was chief of staff to Prime Minister Ehud Barak. He is also a former Member of Knesset, where he represented the Labor party for more than five years. Yatom serves today as the co-Chairman and CEO of Global Strategic Group Ltd. He holds a degree in mathematics, physics and computer science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.