Major General (Ret.) Yaacov Amidror served as the National Security Advisor to the P.M of Israel and the Head of the National Security Council, for more than 2.5 years (April 2011- November 2013). Major General (Ret.) Yaacov Amidror served with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for 36 years (1966-2002). During his long military career, Major General (Ret.).
Amidror held the following positions:
1. Commander of IDF Military Colleges, including The National Defense College, Staff and Command College, and Junior (tactical) Command Academy.
2. Military Secretary for the Minister of Defense.
3. Director of the Intelligence Analysis Division, responsible for National Intelligence Assessment.
4. Head of a large - scale technology project.
After his retirement, he has served as Senior Research Fellow to the Institute for Middle East Research in Washington ( in 2002).
Major General (Ret.) Amidror is now the Anne and Greg Rosshandler Senior Fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar - Ilan University, and he is a Distinguish Fellow of JINSA's Gemunder Center. He was a member of several large Israeli companies' boards as well as numerous high-tech start-ups.Major General (Ret.) Amidror received a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Haifa and various other degrees and certificates from IDF colleges.