Eli Kazhdan

Eli Kazhdan is CEO of CityBook Services Ltd. He earned his BA with Honors from Harvard University and his LLB from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to his current position, Mr. Kazhdan was the CEO of StartUp Jerusalem. From 1996-2002, Mr. Kazhdan served in senior economic positions in the Israeli Government. He was the Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Industry & Trade, and then the Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Interior.

Publications by Eli Kazhdan

What Exactly Does Israel Have on Yasser Arafat?

As of late September 2003, according to the head of Israeli military intelligence, Maj.-Gen. Zeevi-Farkash, orders for terrorist attacks were actually coming directly from Arafat’s headquarters. As early as 1997, Arafat authorized Hamas and Islamic Jihad attacks; he formed an umbrella group together with these Islamists organizations called the "Nationalist and Islamic Forces" that coordinated attacks against Israel, during the recent intifada, under the leadership of Fatah. Read More »

Prisoner Release – Veering Off the Roadmap

The first sentence of Phase I of the roadmap is crystal clear, demanding that "the Palestinians immediately undertake an unconditional cessation of violence." The roadmap’s cease-fire is not contingent upon Israeli performance on any other issue. Any linkage between the question of Palestinian violence and Israeli implementation of the roadmap makes violence part of the negotiating process. Read More »