Advisory Committee Chairman, (Maj.Gen res.) Amos Gilad
Born in 1951, Major General (Res.) Amos Gilad held several positions within the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) before he was discharged with the rank of Major General in July 2003. During his military service, General Gilad served many capacities in the IDF Intelligence Directorate from 1973-1992. During the 1990s, General Gilad served as a senior member of the Israeli Delegation to the Oslo Peace Talks from 1992 to 1993. Later serving as the IDF Spokesman from 1994-1996, and acting Military Secretary to Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin (z”l) from 1993 to 1994. Later on, General Gilad became the Commander for the IDF Intelligence Directorate’s Research Division, and was responsible for overseeing Israel’s National Intelligence Assessment from 1996-2001. From 2001-2003 (and again in 2008-2009) General Gilad served as Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) where he was responsible for the IDF’s activities with the Palestinian Civilian Population in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
For his achievements, General Gilad received two “Legion of Merits” from the US Armed Forces. and the Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Award. General Gilad holds an M.A. in Political Science and National Security Studies from Haifa University in conjunction with the National Security College. Today General Gilad also acts as head of the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) at IDC Herzliya, and is the Chairman of the Herzliya Conference.
Tamir Pardo, Advisory Committee Member
Tamir Pardo was born in Tel Aviv to a Sephardi-Jewish family. His father was an immigrant from Turkey, and his mother was of Serbian-Jewish origin. At 18, Pardo drafted to the Paratroopers Brigade, where he later graduated from Officers’ School and became eventually became a communications officer in Sayeret Matkal, serving alongside Yoni Netanyahu during the Entebbe Raid of 1976. Pardo also served in the Shaldag Unit, the Israeli Air Force’s elite commando unit. After completing his military service, Pardo joined the Mossad in 1980 and served in entry-level technical positions. He took part in several classified operations and was awarded the Israel Security Prize three times. Tamir Pardo rose through the ranks of the Mossad and eventually became head of the “Keshet” department, which was responsible for intelligence gathering operations abroad, including obtaining electronic intelligence using wiretaping and photographic methods.
In 2005, he was in line for a promotion to the organization’s number 2 position, when another individual was given the job. Mossad Director, and former IDF General Meir Dagan thereupon lent Pardo to the IDF, where he received the rank of Brigadier General and served as a senior advisor for operations to the Israeli General Staff, as well as serving as an instructor in the National Security College. During this time Pardo served in the 2006 Lebanon War, where he took part in launching special operations against Hezbollah.
After Dagan fired his number 2, he invited Pardo to return to the Mossad and assume the role, and was in charge of managing the Mossad’s operations. Pardo did so in the belief that when Dagan retired, he would be offered the job. However, Dagan’s term was extended and he didn’t retire when expected. This led Pardo to leave the Mossad, whereupon he went into private business with Israeli Internet gambling entrepreneur Noam Lanir.
After Dagan retired, Pardo was finally appointed to the job by Prime Minister Netanyahu as the 11th Director of the Mossad, where he served from 2011-2016. Where he continued Dagan’s policy to prevent the Islamic Republic of Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
After finishing his term as Director of the Mossad, in June 2016, Pardo joined the American NGO, United Against a Nuclear Iran (UNAI), and is currently serving on the group’s Advisory Board. Upon joining, Pardo said, “The leading global powers cannot turn a blind eye to the clear and present dangers the Iranian regime poses to the safety and freedoms of millions of people within their borders and throughout the world”.
Pardo joined the advisory committee of Trauma4Good in 2018. He has earned a B.A from Tel-Aviv University in Political Science and History.
Amos Eran, Advisory Committee Member
Amos Eran, born in September 1936, was the director of the Prime Minister office between 1975-1977, during Yitzhak Rabin’s first term as Prime Minister of Israel. After Begin took power in 1977, Eran returned to the private sector to his previous job as CEO of the “Mivtachim” pension fund. In 1988 he was appointed to be the president of the University of Haifa, and during the following years he served in other senior management roles. Today, Mr Eran serves nowadays as an Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Israel. He joined the advisory committee of Trauma4Good in 2018.
(Gen.res) Dr. Dudu Dagan, Advisory Committee Member
Dr. Dudu Dagan was raised in Kiryat Bialik, and in his medical studies, he focused on pediatric medicine and intensive care for children. Dagan has an M.A. in medical systems management and as a graduate of the national security college, he served in various roles on the Medical Corps of the IDF.
Between 2014-2017 he served as the Chief Medical Officer of the IDF. Where he took a part of the IDF delegation to Nepal to help civilians injured and affected by the earthquake that occurred there in 2015. After discharging from the IDF as a Brigadier General, he was appointed to be the CEO of the Assuta Medical Center in Ashdod.
Dagan joined the advisory committee of Trauma4Good in 2018
Nir Dvori, Advisory Committee Member
Nir Dvori is a graduate of the Koteret Media School in Tel-Aviv. During his compulsory service, Nir volunteered and served in Unit 669, the Israeli Air Force’s Combat Search and Rescue Unit. After his military service, Dvori has worked in Media and was eventually accepted to Channel 2 News, one of Israel’s most viewed news networks. Today, he works Channel 2 New’s military correspondent journalist, and is well versed in the structure of the IDF, including the IDF’s special units.
He is a member of the advisory committee since 2018.
Adv. Rinat Gold-Gazit, Advisory Committee Member
Adv. Rinat Gold-Gazit worked since 1998 as a specialist in lawful rights of disabled veterans of the IDF & bereaved families. Including procedures of official diagnosis, determining disability levels, financial aid from the state, extra benefits, entitlement law-suits, legal advice, rehabilitation department procedures and more. Rinat received an LL.M. in Law, and has a B.A in Psychology. During her military service in the IDF, Rinat served as the Head of the Psychotechnic Branch of the IDF.
Alongside her occupation as an expert lawyer for army related PTSD, she engages also with academic research on the subject of legal rights of army veterans with disabilities and bereaved families.
Rinat has joined our advisory committee in 2018.