Ze'evi-Farkash was born in Romania. He received a B.A. and M.A. in Middle East and Islam Studies from Tel Aviv University, as well as an AMP/ISMP from Harvard Business School. He commanded the IDF Technological and Logistics Branch and the IDF Planning Branch. He is head of the Intelligence and National Defense Program of the Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).
According to Der Speigel, before Ze'evi-Farkash's retirement from the military he set up a secret commission to evaluate all available information on the missing Israeli navigator Ron Arad. The commission concluded that Arad died between 1993 and 1997.
In 2006, Ze'evi-Farkash founded FST21 Ltd. (Advanced Security Technology Services), which provides technologies and services for home safety and container security. FST21 has developed an award-winning building safety and security system that acts as a virtual doorman.
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- Amos Harel (4 May 2011). "Will bin Laden killing pave way for similar moves by Israel?". Haaretz. Interview with Aharon Ze'evi Farkash.