As dozens of rockets continue to hit Israeli population centers, The Israel Project (TIP) hosts to a conference call with Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs.
About The Speaker
Brigadier General (Res.) Yosef Kuperwasser is director general of the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs. He was the head of the Analysis and Production Division of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Directorate of Military Intelligence (Aman) for five years until June 2006. In this capacity he was responsible for preparing Israel\'s national intelligence assessments and for early warning.
After his retirement he was VP of Global CST, a security consultancy firm, and led its advisory activities for the government of Colombia.
During his military career, General Kuperwasser served as assistant defense attaché for intelligence at the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC (1992-4) and as the intelligence officer of the IDF Central Command (1998-2001), where he helped shape the way Israel coped with the threat of terror and in understanding regional developments and in sharing those understandings with U.S. and other foreign entities.
Between October 2006 and January 2007, General Kuperwasser was the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Visiting Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution .
General Kuperwasser has a B.A. in Arabic language and literature from Haifa University and an M.A. in economics from Tel Aviv University.