Amos Yadlin served for five years as the head of Israeli military intelligence and, from 2011-2012, was Kay fellow on Israeli national security at The Washington Institute. Over his distinguished career, General Yadlin spent more than forty years in uniform, including service as defense attache in
On May 13, 2011, Hisham Kassem, Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, and Amb. James Larocco addressed The Washington Institute's 2011 Soref Symposium. Mr. Kassem, former publisher of al-Masry al-Youm, is an independent journalist and one of Egypt's most prominent democracy activists. Maj. Gen. Yadlin is the Kay fellow at The Washington Institute; he recently retired after more than forty years' service in the Israel Defense Forces, including the final five as head of Israeli military intelligence. Ambassador Larocco, a veteran diplomat with numerous postings in the Middle East, is director of the National Defense University's Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies.