Daniel Levy President

Daniel Levy

Daniel Levy is the President of the U.S./Middle East Project (USMEP), which emphasizes the Palestine-Israel issue alongside regional conflicts, trends and geopolitics.

From 2012 to 2016, Levy 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 D.C. and a Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation in New York. 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). 

Levy is a founder and Advisory Board member of the newly formed Diaspora Alliance (combatting antisemitism and its conflation), a Council Member of the ECFR, and serves on the board of the European Middle East Project. He is a former Trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York and of the New Israel Fund, a co-founder of J Street, and a founding Editor of the Middle East Channel at foreignpolicy.com. 

He frequently writes for, is interviewed by and quoted in multiple media outlets and has been published in the New York Times, FT, and Foreign Affairs, amongst others. 

Levy was born and educated in the UK where he has returned to residing and where he graduated with an MA and BA from King's College, Cambridge with awards. His most recent testimony to the UN Security Council can be viewed here

Contact email: dlevy@usmep.us

Selected Articles

August 25, 2022 - Daniel Levy briefing statement to UN Security Council
July 7, 2023 - Recycling Old Ideas Won’t Avoid Another Jenin | Foreign Policy
March 30, 2023 - Israel's judicial crisis and the 'boomerang effect' of colonisation | Middle East Eye
May 22, 2023 - Ireland can help Palestinians and Israelis by being a more robust voice in Europe | Irish Times
January 19, 2023 - Implications of Israel's new governing coalition (Briefing Memo)

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