|Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel|
|Ph.D in Mathematics, Physics and Philosophy|
|Isaac Ben-Israel was born in Israel (Tel-Aviv), 1949. He studied Mathematics, Physics and Philosophy at Tel-Aviv University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1988. He has been teaching at Tel-Aviv University since 1989. He joined the Israel Air Force (IAF) after graduating high school (1967) and has served continuously ever since. Recently he retired (June, 30) and joined the University of Tel-Aviv as a professor. During his service, Isaac Ben-Israel has held several posts in operations, intelligence and weapon development units of the IAF. He headed the IAF Operations Research Branch, Analysis and Assessment Division of IAF Intelligence, and was the Head of Military R&D in Israel Defense Forces and Ministry of Defense (1991-1997). In January 1998 he was promoted to Major General and appointed as Director of Defense R&D Directorate in IMOD. Isaac Ben-Israel has received several awards, including twice the Israel Defense Award (1972, 2001) for developing weapon systems and Israel Air Force Award (1976) for developing a C4 system. In 2002 he won the Singapore Defense Technology Distinguished Award for his "outstanding contribution to bilateral defense relations between Israel and Singapore". Currently Professor Ben-Israel is teaching at the Cohen Institute for the History & Philosophy of Sciences and Ideas and at the School of Government and Policy at Tel-Aviv University. He is the head of the Program for Security Studies, the head of Curiel Center and the head of Tel-Aviv Workshop for Science Technology and Security. Isaac Ben-Israel had been a member of the board of directors of IAI (2000-2002), and currently he is a member of the Board of the Israel Corp., the R&D advisory board of TEVA, the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies, the advisory council of Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology (at the Technion), the Interdisciplinary Center for Technological Analysis and forecasting (at Tel-Aviv University) the academic council of Tel-Aviv Academic College of Engineering, the National Committee for Information Society Technology. In 2003 he founded RAY-TOP (Technology opportunities) Ltd. Advising defense industry in technological and strategic issues. Isaac Ben-Israel has written numerous papers on military and security issues. Isaac is married to Inbal (nee Marcus) and they have three sons: Yuval (1981), Roy (1984) and Alon (1988).|
|His book Dialogues on Science and Military Intelligence (1989) won the Itzhak-Sade Award for Military Literature. |
The Philosophy of Military Intelligence had been published by the Broadcast University (1999) and has been translated into French (2004).