Daniel Levy

Former advisor on Jerusalem affairs in the Prime Minister’s Office, member of the negotiating team during the Taba talks

Daniel Levy is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Initiative at the New America Foundation and a Senior Fellow and Director of the Prospects for Peace Initiative at The Century Foundation. Hewas the lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative and served as director of policy planning and international relations at the Geneva Initiative headquarters in Tel Aviv. During the Barak Government, Levy worked in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office as special advisor and head of Jerusalem Affairs. He later served as senior policy advisor to then Israeli Minister of Justice, Yossi Beilin. In this capacity he was responsible for coordinating policy on various issues including peace negotiations, civil and human rights, and the Palestinian minority in Israel. Levy was a member of the official Israeli delegation to the Taba negotiations with the Palestinians in January 2001, and previously served on the Israeli negotiating team to the "Oslo B" Agreement from May to September 1995, under Prime Minister Rabin. In 1991-1994, he served as Chair of the World Union of Jewish Students in Jerusalem, and was later Projects Director for the Economic Cooperation Foundation. From 2003 to 2004, he worked as an analyst for the International Crisis Group Middle East Program. Additionally, Levy was a founder of the Israel-Palestinian Peace Coalition and serves on the advisory boards of the recently established J Street organization and of the global campaigning group, Avaaz.

Levy received a Bachelors and Masters with Honors from King's College, Cambridge. He has published extensively in a broad range of publications including The International Herald Tribune, Ha'aretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Boston Globe, United Press International, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, and more. He posts regularly at TPM Café, the Huffington Post, and the Guardian Unlimited.