Dani Arditi is the former chairman of the Israeli National Security Council.
Early life and education
Arditi was born in 1951 in Kibbutz Yiron. He has a B.A in Economics and Accounting from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he studied from 1984-1988. He has an M.A. in International Relations & Security from the University of Haifa where he studied from 1994-98.
From 1984 to 1994, he held senior commanding positions in IDF Intelligence in charge of Planning and Coordination of Special Forces.
From 1994 to 1997, he was Defense Attaché and Senior Representative of the Israeli ministry of Defense in Thailand, accredited to Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia with the rank of Colonel.
From 1998 to 2002 he served on the IDF General Staff as Head of the Strategic Division in charge of International Cooperation with the rank of Brigadier-General.
National Security Council
From 2007 to 2009, he served as Chairman of the National Security Council and Advisor to the Prime Minister regarding National Security Affairs.
From 2009 to 2010, Arditi was CEO of IFG Security, including consulting and surveying projects for Singapore officials in the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Prime Minister's Office.
- Israelis Brief U/s Levey On Terror Finance Steps Against Hamas And Hizballah And Views On Pa Welfare Reform, US Embassy Tel Aviv, 18 February 2005, released by Wikileaks, 1 September 2011.
- Brig. Gen. (Res.) Dani Arditi, International Institute of Counter-Terrorism], IDC Herzliya, accessed 30 July 2013.
- Advisory Board, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, accessed 2 August 2013.