FORA.tv Speaker - Dani Yatom
Dani Yatom is an Israeli politician and member of the Knesset for Labour. He was previously a Director of Mossad.
Yatom studied mathematics, physics and computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, gaining a BA. From 1963 to 1996 he served in the Israel Defense Forces and worked in the Sayeret Matkal anti-terrorism force, rising to the position of deputy commander, after which he moved to the Armor Corps and then became the head of the Israeli Central Command, ranked Major General. Between 1996 and 1998 he served as head of Mossad, and became a security advisor to then PM Ehud Barak.
In 2003 he was elected to the Knesset on Labour's list, and served as head of the committee on foreign workers, as well as chairing the lobbies for enlisted soldiers and the West Bank barrier. He retained his seat in the 2006 elections and continues to serve as head of the West Bank barrier lobby.
03.04.08 | 01:24:37 min
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