Former Top Shin Bet Analyst, Neomi Neumann, Joins the Institute
Washington, D.C. - Neomi Neumann, the former head of research for the Israeli Security Agency, known by its initials "Shin Bet", has joined The Washington Institute for Near East Policy as a visiting fellow, the research organization announced today.
“Neomi brings a wealth of practical experience and policy expertise to the Institute,” said Executive Director Robert Satloff. “As an analyst specializing in Palestinian affairs, she will bring unique insight to our understanding of critical issues at a time of change and uncertainty. I am delighted to welcome her to our Koret Project on Arab-Israel Relations.”
Neumann, who served in government for twenty-seven years before her retirement, routinely briefed Israel’s leaders on security conditions in the Palestinian arena. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at Tel Aviv University. She received her BA and MA in Middle Eastern studies and Iranian studies from the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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