updated Sun. January 14, 2024
March 22, 2018
Last month, anti-Israel activists attempted to disrupt a talk being given at King's by Dan Meridor, a former deputy Israeli prime minister. In August 2016, an event featuring Ami Ayalon, former head of Israel's Shin Bet security agency and now a peace activist, was interrupted by protesters. A pro-PalestinianÃâÃÂ ...
March 22, 2018
In a response in Haaretz to Goodman from the left, Ami Ayalon (former director of the Israeli Security Agency), Gilead Sher (a former peace negotiator), and Orni Petruschka (a high-tech entrepreneur and former fighter pilot) reject “shrinking the occupation” as a goal. They seek to end the occupation.
March 15, 2018
My friends Ami Ayalon, Gilead Sher and Orni Petrouschka, the heads of the Blue White Future organization and Israelis with great achievements to their credit, published an article in response (Haaretz, March 1). In it they call on Goodman to lift his gaze, not to make do with identifying “measures aimed atÃâÃÂ ...
March 8, 2018
In an article in Haaretz, former Shin Bet security agency head Ami Ayalon and researcher Idit Shafran Gittleman wrote that numerous debates had been conducted about the death penalty during the terrorist attacks of the second intifada. Participants had concluded that not only does the death penalty notÃâÃÂ ...
March 1, 2018
Shrinking the Occupation Won't Do. Israel Needs to Separate From the Palestinians. These are the steps Israel needs to take to end the conflict with the Palestinians once and for all. A response to 'Catch-67' author Micah Goodman. Ami Ayalon, Gilead Sher and Orni Petruschka Mar 01, 2018 1:27 PM.
Breaking Israel News
February 27, 2018
Ami Ayalon, Carmi Gillon, and Yuval Diskin, the former bosses of Shabak, Israel's version of the FBI, defended the anti-Israel activists of Breaking the Silence. Ayalon had also served Labor in the Knesset. Breaking the Silence has received money from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund which was among theÃâÃÂ ...
Foreign Policy (blog)
February 5, 2018
The piece includes the kind of candid assessment you don't see every day from a former head of Shin Bet, Israel's domestic security service: “I call it the banality of evil,” Ami Ayalon later told me, channeling Hannah Arendt. “You get used to killing. Human life becomes something plain, easy to dispose of.
New York Times
January 31, 2018
This quote is from Ami Ayalon, who as the head of Shin Bet in the late '90s helped shepherd the organization into the digital age. He also told Bergman: “I call it the banality of evil.” The irony of Ayalon's inflammatory language — an echo of Hannah Arendt's line about Nazi functionaries — is as pointed as itÃâÃÂ ...
The Japan Times
November 27, 2017
That might not be the “ultimate deal” Trump craves, but it would constitute a historic achievement. Ami Ayalon is a former director of the Israeli security agency Shin Bet. Gilead Sher was an Israeli senior negotiator at the 1999-2001 Camp David talks. Orni Petruschka was co-founder of Chromatis NetworksÃâÃÂ ...
August 10, 2017
Ami Ayalon is a former director of the Israeli security agency Shin Bet. Gilead Sher is the former Chief of Staff for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak who heads the Center for Applied Negotiations at Israel's Institute for National Security Studies. Orni Petruschka is a high-tech entrepreneur in Israel. They areÃâÃÂ ...
April 6, 2017
Ami Ayalon and Carmi Gillon were speaking ahead of a public meeting at a Jerusalem gallery which is threatened with closure for hosting a meeting organised by the military whistleblowing group Breaking the Silence, one of the main targets of the rightwing government of Benjamin Netanyahu. During hisÃâÃÂ ...