Reuven Erlich

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Reuven Erlich
(Spook)

Reuven Erlich is a retired colonel in Israeli military intelligence. He heads the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (formerly known as the Center for Special Studies), a private research group with an office inside the Israeli Ministry of Defense.[1]

Erlich 'was born in Poland on April 28, 1946. He served in the IDF Intelligence Corps, mainly as an analyst specializing [in] Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian affairs. He retired in 1994 with the rank of colonel after 30 years of service in staff and operational duties.'[2]

According to a biographical note he also served in official delegations of the Israeli government while an intelligence officer:

Between 1985 and 2000 he served as deputy to Ambassador Uri Lubrani, Israel’s government coordinator for Lebanese affairs. Between 1991 and 1993 he was a member of the Israeli delegation to the Israeli-Lebanese peace negotiations in Washington.'[3]
Dr. Erlich also focused on Syrian-Lebanese issues in his academic studies. In 1998 he was awarded a PhD degree from Tel Aviv University for his dissertation on “The Policy of the Zionist Movement and the State of Israel toward Lebanon (1919-1958).” He has published five books and many articles dealing with those subjects, including a book published in the United States under the name Reuven Avi-Ran called The Syrian Involvement in Lebanon since 1975, Westview Press, 1991.
Dr. Erlich’s current duties include: Head of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Center for Special Studies; Lecturer on intelligence and head of intelligence studies at the Lauder School of Government at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.[4]


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  1. International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism Dr Reuven Erlich, accessed 6 January 2009
  2. International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism Dr Reuven Erlich, accessed 6 January 2009
  3. International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism Dr Reuven Erlich, accessed 6 January 2009
  4. International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism Dr Reuven Erlich, accessed 6 January 2009