Experts & Staff

Daniel Levy

President, US/Middle East Project

ECFR Alumni · Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme

Areas of expertise

Middle East, National Security


English, Hebrew


Daniel Levy used to be head of the Middle East and & North Africa programme at ECFR until 2016.

What Netanyahu learned from Shamir (and others didn’t)

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu eulogized the country's seventh prime minister, Yitzhak Shamir. At first glance the two strike very contrasting profiles yet in terms of ideology and policies, they are probably the two most kindred spirits to have held the office.  

Netanyahu’s Big Fat Israeli Coalition

Israel’s largest opposition party has joined the Prime Minister’s coalition rather than go to elections. Most of this was about raw political calculations – but it also offered an insight into the thinking of Benjamin Netanyahu.  

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