Director, Middle East Task Force, New America Foundation
Daniel Levy directs both the New America Foundation Middle East Program and The Century Foundation’s Prospects for Peace Initiative. Mr. Levy was a policy adviser in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and head of the Jerusalem Affairs Unit during the Barak Government. He was a member of the Israeli delegation to the Taba negotiations with the Palestinians in January 2001, and of the negotiating team for the 'Oslo B' Agreement from May to September 1995, under Prime Minister Rabin. Mr. Levy served as senior policy adviser to former Israeli Minister of Justice, Yossi Beilin. Daniel was the lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative and directed policy planning and international efforts at the Geneva Campaign Headquarters in Tel Aviv. The Geneva Initiative is a detailed model, unofficial and jointly drafted Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.
Daniel has a Masters Degree from Cambridge University, was Chairperson of the World Union of Jewish Students, and has published extensively in a broad range of publications including Ha’aretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Boston Globe, The American Prospect, The International Herald Tribune, and The Washington Monthly.