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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Halevy traveled to Amman and met with the Jordanians and managed to solve the conflict, which shocked the King. Hamas could actually be a very effective force opposing al-Qaida.

The door is not closed to them, but there are preconditions. The USA is the victim and target of this threat. Halevy’s contribution to Israel’s well-being is long. Halevy describes Hamas’ maintenance of its ceasefire during Israel’s recent withdrawal from Gaza as “remarkable and wise”.

He argues that power may change Hamas because Hamas has something to lose. Halevy does not discuss the relations between the Mossad and the electronic mass media and the world of the Internet. You cannot sit at the table if you have no table manners.

In his enlightening book, Halevy tells about his secret efraimm missions. He believes that Israel should take up Hamas’s offer of a long-term truce and try negotiating, because the Islamic movement is respected by Palestinians and generally keeps its word, he said.

– Efraim Halevy: Man in the Shadows

Hamas has observed a unilateral ceasefire, but now [that] they are in government, it is more complicated. Her openDemocracy articles include: It has its own welfare state. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


In this context, it is all the more interesting that Halevy now argues for a pragmatic attitude towards Hamas. Man in the shadows: Halevy is also an Advisory Editor at the British journal Fathom: 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. Betweenunder the directorship of Shabtai Shavithe served as deputy director and as head of the headquarters branch.

Halevy calls for reform: So often friends bring friends. Halevy does not discuss the issue of the Mossad as the defender of the world Jewry. Halevy was often called upon to undertake sensitive diplomatic missions because of his unique understanding of the region, and of the role that an intelligence officer could play in an arena where his country was surrounded by enemies.

Halevy remained in the Mossad for the next 28 years, heading three different branches throughout. But does Hamas really refuse to recognise world order, or does it just refuse to recognise Israel, while wanting to become part of the international system of sovereign states? The rest tell of his time working for the prime ministers, especially in negotiating Israel’s peace with Jordan, and of his ideas for dealing with “international Muslim fundamentalist terror”.

He was a friend of Hussein, King of Jordan, and other Jordanians. But to do this, it needs to observe the rules of the game.

Might elected officials speak in the same way, publicly, about the potential for engaging with Hamas? Peace will elude us until we treat Palestinians with dignity”. On January 27, an interview of his was published in Portugal, in which he stated “We 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.


As well as its wider aim of statehood, it has already achieved local goals that it will not want to endanger: In he published the book Man in the Shadows[5] covering Middle Shadlws history since the late s. For a deeper understanding of Israel and the region.

Palestinian prospects ” January He wrote, for example: Halevy is known as a hard-headed pragmatist on issues involving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, willing to ruffle feathers on the right and the left, unlike many others in the intelligence establishment who dfraim known to take more extreme ideological positions on these issues.

He pointed to the cease-fire in attacks on Israel that Hamas declared two years ago and has largely honored. The halevg deals with problems of this period, such as the Oslo Agreement or the Israeli-Jordanian peace agreement. A clear step backwards: Each Mossad agent or staff member views the other as a relative. But ultimately the problem of al-Qaida will need to be fought within the Islamic world.

Inhe was selected to the Chief Branches Forum. 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.

Efraim Halevy

He is very polite, sometimes self-deprecating, and incredibly apologetic about being a few minutes halwvy. One can see that Halevy has a huge experience in intelligence and diplomatic subjects. He is the author of the book The role of the intelligence community in the age of strategic alternatives for Israel.