Josef Olmert

Josef OlmertDr Josef Olmert is a former director of the Government Press Office and advisor to former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. In 1999, he was a policy advisor to former Defence Minister Moshe Arens. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics in Middle East Studies, headed the Syria and Lebanon desks at Tel –Aviv University’s Moshe Dayan Centre for Middle Eastern and African Studies-where he served on the faculty. He has authored three books on the Middle East, as well as numerous articles in important academic journals. He taught at Cornell University, York University in Toronto, City College in New York and American University in DC.