Dani Arditi

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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.[1]


Arditi served in various IDF elite units from 1970 to 1984. He led an assault team during the raid on Entebbe in 1976.[1]

From 1984 to 1994, he held senior commanding positions in IDF Intelligence in charge of Planning and Coordination of Special Forces.[1]

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.[1]

From 1997 to 1998, he was Special Represenative of the IDF in the Counter-Terrorism Bureau and Prime Minister's Office with the rank of Colonel.[1]

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.[1]

National Security Council

From 2002 to 2007, he served on the National Security Council as Director of the Counter Terrorism Bureau and Advisor to the Prime Minister for Counter Terrorism.[1]

From 2007 to 2009, he served as Chairman of the National Security Council and Advisor to the Prime Minister regarding National Security Affairs.[1]

Private sector

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.[1]

From 2010 to 2012, he was Chairman of A.D Consulting Ltd., including consulting to Singapore and Bulgaria on protection of critical infrastructures.[1]


External resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Brig. Gen. (Res.) Dani Arditi, International Institute of Counter-Terrorism], IDC Herzliya, accessed 30 July 2013.
  2. Advisory Board, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, accessed 2 August 2013.