Brigadier General (Res.) Dr. Meir Elran

Dr. Meir Elran is a senior research fellow and head of the Homeland Security Program, the research program on the Arab citizens in Israel and the Society-Military Program of INSS. Brig. Gen. (ret.) Elran served in the IDF as a career officer for 24 years in senior command and staff positions, primarily in the Military Intelligence Directorate.

His last post was deputy director of Military Intelligence (1987-1989). Brig. Gen. (ret.) Elran took an active role in the peace talks with Egypt and was an active member 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, Education, Internal Security, and the National Security Council.