Daniel Levy President

Daniel Levy

Daniel Levy is the President of the U.S. / Middle East Project. From 2012 to 2016, he was Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to that he was a senior Fellow and Director of the New America Foundation’s Middle East Taskforce in Washington DC and a Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation. Earlier he worked as an analyst for the International Crisis Group’s Middle East Programme.

Daniel Levy was a Senior Advisor in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and to Justice Minister Yossi Beilin during the Government of Ehud Barak (1999-2001). He was a member of the official Israeli delegation to the Israel/ Palestine peace talks at Taba under Barak and at Oslo B under Yitzhak Rabin (1994-95), as well as being lead drafter of the model peace agreement (“Geneva Initiative”).

Levy is a Trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York, a Council Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the European Middle East Project. He was a founder of J Street and was a founding Board member of Molad – the Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy.

Levy was a founding editor of the Middle East Channel at foreignpolicy.com and is a regular Middle East commentator on TV and radio, including with BBC, CNN, and Al Jazeera, and has been published in various outlets among them the NYT, FT and Guardian.

Selected Articles

August 1, 2016 - Netanyahu's New and Dishonest Vision of Peace: Without the Palestinians - Haaretz
August 12, 2015 - Israel's Iran Deal Enthusiasts - Foreign Affairs
March 18, 2015 - Israel’s tribal impasse behind Netanyahu’s dramatic victory - Financial Times
March 27, 2014 - A Palestinian Bantustan Won’t End the Conflict - Haaretz
January 30, 2013 - Time for the U.S. to Disturb Israel's Comfort Zone - Haaretz

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Advancing a dignified Israeli-Palestinian peace, an end to occupation and mutual security for both peoples. Presenting policymakers in the United States, MENA and the broader international community with analysis and policy options to promote de-escalation and prevent and resolve conflicts in the region. Guided by an eminent international board and senior advisors.