Ariel Levite

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Alma materCornell University, Tel Aviv University
Member ofCarnegie Endowment for International Peace
Israeli nuclear expert and war hawk who attended Bilderberg/2012, where one of the subjects was "What Can the West Do about Iran?". Works for Carnegie Endowment.

Ariel Eli Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.[1] In April 2012 he published an article on Iran in the New York Times, before attending the 2012 Bilderberg meeting a two months later.


Before his government jobs, Levite worked for five years as a senior research associate and head of the project on Israeli security at the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies (subsequently renamed INSS) at Tel Aviv University. He has taught courses on security studies and political science at Tel Aviv University, Cornell University, and the University of California, Davis.

In September 2000, Levite took a two-year sabbatical from the Israeli civil service to work as a visiting fellow and co-leader (with Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall) of the Discriminate Force Project at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University.

Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment in 2008, Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007. He also swas deputy national security adviser for defense policy and was head of the Bureau of International Security and Arms Control (an assistant secretary position) in the Israeli Ministry of Defense.


In April 2012, a few months before the Bilderberg meeting, Levin wrote an op-ed in the New York Times together with Mark Hibbs and fellow Bilderberger George Perkovich.

Headlined How to Tell if the Iran Talks Are Working, the article outlining signs that will tell whether the talks are "moving forward". The article suggests among other things that lower oil prices would be good to hurt Iran: "any significant decline in that premium following the new negotiation round would...further weaken Iran’s economy — putting even more pressure on Iran to negotiate seriously — while helping distressed Western economies and helping President Obama’s chances of re-election."[2]

Ukraine war hawk

In April 2022, Levine called for a direct US/NATO No-fly zone and intervention in the Ukraine war, in effect a direct war with Russia:

Washington, indeed NATO, must now abandon its understandable yet excessive caution in responding to the tragedy. Arming the Ukrainians with inherently limited and inferior weapons, sanctioning Russia (though leaving its energy exports unscathed), and looking after millions of Ukrainian refuges are all vital but are no longer enough. NATO should still refrain from offensive military operations against Russian forces anywhere or deploying ground and air forces to Ukraine. However, it is possible to do a lot more while avoiding an all-out confrontation with Russia. NATO should immediately declare Ukrainian territory to the West of the Dnieper a humanitarian safe haven which it is willing to protect. It should also extend its missile and air defenses shield to defend Ukrainian population centers, vital supplies, and humanitarian evacuation outside the Donbas from Russian airborne attacks. These will not stop the war nor spare extensive casualties and destruction. But they can help stop a heartbreaking tragedy from turning into a full-fledged genocide.[3]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/201231 May 20123 June 2012US
The 58th Bilderberg, in Chantilly, Virginia. Unusually just 4 years after an earlier Bilderberg meeting there.
Brussels Forum/2012Belgium
Yearly discreet get-together of huge amount of transatlantic politicians, media and military and corporations, under the auspices of the CIA-close German Marshall Fund.