Prof. Uzi Arad

Prof. Uzi Arad

Prof. Uzi Arad was National Security Advisor to Israel’s Prime Minister and Head of the NSC from 2009 to 2011. Between 1997-1999, he was the prime minister’s Foreign Policy Advisor, and before that he served with the Mossad, both in Israel and abroad, his last position being Director of Intelligence. Arad's record of upgrading the NSC during his tenure was hailed by the Comptroller General in his June report on the implementation of the 2008 National Security Act.

Is There a Future for Israel’s National Security Council?

and | September 5, 2012

The NSC’s main achievement is the quiet integration of foreign affairs, defense, and intelligence inputs for the prime minister and the other top decision-makers in the government. But its effectiveness remains hampered by turf battles with other defense and intelligence bodies.