About

Miri Eisin served in the IDF (Israel defense forces) in the intelligence community for over twenty years.  Her positions included deputy head of the combat intelligence corps and the personal assistant to the director of Military intelligence. She served as the intelligence officer in combat units (S2, G2), and Branch head in research departments. In 2004, she retired from active duty at the rank of full colonel. Within the IDF, Miri is one of the small group of women to achieve the rank of colonel, which currently stands at less than 2 %. She continues to serve in reserve duty in the IDF.

In 2006, during the second Lebanon war, Miri was appointed as the Israeli government spokesperson, and then was appointed to the position of the Israeli Prime Minister’s international media advisor. She served in that position until December 2007, participating in the challenging effort of the Annapolis conference.

Over the last decade, Miri has become one of Israel's main voices, speaking on regional geo-politics, giving security and intelligence briefings in Israel and worldwide, and commenting on the different narratives within the Israeli-Palestinian/Arab conflict. She continues to appear as a commentator on news media, TV and print. Her commentary has appeared in newspapers worldwide (see media section for more detail).

Miri currently teaches at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, in the government school and in the Argov Fellows Program.  She lectures in Israel and worldwide on a variety of subjects including Middle Eastern geo-politics, the Israeli-Arab conflict, Israeli decision making, women in Israeli society, the Israeli intelligence community, and other related issues.

Miri is married and the mother of three children. She holds a B.A. from Tel Aviv University in Middle Eastern studies and Political Science, an M.A. from Haifa University in Security studies, and is a graduate of the Israeli National Defense College. She is a fellow at the Institute for Counter Terrorism, ICT – Herzeliya, and a fellow at the Center for International Communication at Bar Ilan University.  

In addition to her public advocacy activities, Miri is on the board of the Taub Center for social policy studies in Israel; Forum Dvorah, Woman in foreign policy and national security ; the Israeli National Defense University alumni;  WIIS - Women in International Security, and "Takdim" - Israel's first community fund foundation.