Shlomo Gazit

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(spook, academic)
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BornShlomo Weinstein
Istambul, Turkey
Died8 October 2020 (Age 94)

Employment.png Aman/Director

In office
1974 - 1978
Preceded byEli Zeira

Shlomo Gazit was director of Israeli military intelligence Aman from 1974 to 1978.[1]


According to Donald Macintyre, Gazit is a longstanding advocate of Israeli withdrawal from the West bank and Gaza:

In the veteran's view, "conditions are very ripe to reach an agreement" with the Palestinians, but as he wrote last week on the joint Israeli-Palestinian Bitterlemons website, the problem is weak leadership on both sides of the conflict. "It will be sad and painful if... yet more confrontations and more sacrifices... are required before we can fully reap the fruits of [the 1967] war."
That said, Mr Gazit still believes that the Palestinian state he envisaged as the Six Day War continued to rage 40 years ago will happen. A man who has never bowed to the conventional wisdom of the moment, Mr Gazit declares that "ultimately, I'm very optimistic".[2]



Events Participated in

Colloquium on Analysis and Estimates30 November 19791 December 1979Spooky 1979 Washington conference
Colloquium on Counterintelligence24 April 198026 April 1980Spooky 1980 Washington conference
Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism2 July 19795 July 1979Israel
The birthplace of the "War on Terror" doctrine, "a major international forum for the movement against détente".


  1. Christopher True, Israel's army forgets 1967 lessons, Al Jazeera, 22 July 2007.
  2. Donald Macintyre, General who helped redraw the borders of Israel says road map to peace is a lie, Independent, 10 June 2007.