Ilan Mizrahi

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Ilan Mizrahi (Hebrew: אילן מזרחי, born c. 1947[1]) is a former Mossad official and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel.

Mizrahi attended Tel Aviv University as an undergraduate, and he earned a graduate degree in political science at the University of Haifa.[2]

Mizrahi joined the Mossad in 1972. He became head of the human intelligence division.[2] He served as the agency's deputy director from 2001 to 2003.[1][2]

He was appointed Israel's National Security Advisor by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in May 2006.[1] He stepped down in November 2007.[3]

Mizrahi is considered an Orientalist and speaks fluent Arabic.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Aluf Benn and Yossi Melman (6 May 2007). "Ilan Mizrahi, former deputy Mossad chief, to head NSC". Haaretz. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "National Security Council - Council Chairman". National Security Council of Israel. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Barak Ravid (10 September 2007). "Ilan Mizrahi, head of the National Security Council, steps down". Haaretz. Retrieved 11 February 2014.