David Friedman

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David Friedman of the INSS in a photo from the INSS website. Accessed 30 November 2012.

David Friedman is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies. Prior to his current position he served in the IDF and Israel Ministry of Defense, mainly in the R&D directorate.[1]


David Friedman holds a Ph.D. in Life Sciences from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.[1]

Career History

From the INSS website:

For nearly 25 years, Dr. Friedman served in the IDF and Israel Ministry of Defense, mainly in the R&D directorate. He was responsible for R&D projects in the field of chemical / biological defense. He retired from the IDF in 1994 at the rank of colonel, serving as Head of the Chem/Bio Protection Division. He then joined the IMOD where he served as Special Assistant for Bio/Chem Defense in the office of the Assistant Minister of Defense.[1]

Current Activity

David Friedman is a senior research fellow at INSS. His research focuses on non-conventional terrorism, with particular attention to strategies for confronting bioterrorism, including preventing the proliferation of biological weapons to terrorist groups.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 David Friedman biography, INSS website.