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ESRA Karmiel discussion on 'Peace and Security Options in Israel'

ESRA Karmiel Branch invite you to a thought provoking discussion with

The Peace & Security Association

Guest Speaker: Col. (Retd.) Itamar Yaar, former Deputy Head of the Israel National Security Council for Security Policy.

The Peace and Security Association (in Hebrew - המועצה לשלום ולביטחון) is a member-based non-profit organisation, established in 1988. Its members include individuals who have served as high-ranking officers in the IDF, the police force, the prison service, other security agencies, and members who are currently professors in various academic institutions.

The association supports a viable and sustainable peaceful resolution to the conflict in the Middle East as a necessary step towards ensuring Israel's security and social resilience under any agreement and maintaining its democratic foundation in the long-term.  

The evening is an opportunity to engage in a discussion with a professional from the security field.

col._itamar_yaar_pic.jpgCol. Yaar is the co-ordinator of the "Grand Strategy for Israel Forum" and he is a consultant in the field of National Security and Management, to several ministries and organizations. He was a consultant to a leading international company and is an adviser to international experts.

He served as the Deputy Head of the Israeli National Security Council, and Head of the Defence and Security Policy Division, leading the National Security Net Assessment process, policy development and strategic threats. He is also a board member at the Peace and Security Association.

Col. Yaar has served in the IDF for thirty years. His senior positions were commanding officer of an armoured brigade, J3 of the Army, head of department in the Defence Staff Planning Branch, and the Defence Attaché in London, Helsinki and Dublin. He still holds a senior position of strategic Planning in the IDF, as a reservist.

In addition, Col. Yaar is a member of the Open University Council, and teaches Public Policy, as part of an International master degree program at Tel Aviv University. He holds an MA in Political Science, a BA in History, and is a graduate of the British Royal College of Defence Studies (London).


Kehilat Hakerem
Spitzer Center
4 Sheizaf
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054-229 1276
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