Moshe Bogi Ya'alon

Brig. Gen. (ret.) Meir Elran

 Senior Research Fellow INSS

Brig. Gen. (ret.) Meir Elran is a senior research fellow, the director of the Homeland Security Program and a co-director of the Society–Security Program at the INSS. Previously, he served in senior analytical, command and staff positions in the IDF Directorate of Military Intelligence. His last post was as the deputy director of Military Intelligence (1987-1989). Brig. Gen. (ret.) Meir Elran took an active role in the peace talks with Egypt and was an active member (as a reserve officer) of the military delegation to the peace talks with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Following his retirement from the military, Elran served as the chief of staff of the Tel Aviv municipality and afterwards as a senior consultant for strategic planning for several government offices, including the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Internal Security and the National Security Council, where he focused on social issues relating to national security