Amb. Freddy Eytan

Amb. Freddy Eytan, a former Foreign Ministry senior advisor who served in Israel’s embassies in Paris and Brussels, was Israel’s first Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He was also the spokesman of the Israeli delegation in the peace process with the Palestinians. Since 2007, he heads the Israel-Europe Project at the Jerusalem Center, which focuses on analyzing Israeli relations with the countries of Europe and seeks to develop ties and avenues of bilateral cooperation. He is also the director of Le Cape, the Jerusalem Center website in French. Amb. Eytan has written 20 books about the Israeli-Arab conflict and the policy of France in the Middle East, including La Poudriere (The Powder Keg) and Le double jeu (the Double Game). He has also published biographies of Shimon Peres, Ariel Sharon, Benjamin Netanyahu, and a book, The 18 Who Built Israel.

Publications by Amb. Freddy Eytan

What Is Shared Is Stronger than What Divides

On March 20, 2018, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs held a significant discussion on the future of relations between Israel and Europe. As part of a closed forum, it hosted strategic and diplomatic experts from several European countries, including […] Read More »

Avi Gil, The Peres Formula: From the Diary of a Confidant

Gil is apparently perplexed over Peres’s complicated behavior and claims that he had high regard for the thankless mission that Peres took upon himself. Read More »

Moshe Arens, In Defense of Israel

Moshe Arens’s memoir sums up his many years of activity on behalf of the Jewish people and the state of Israel. Read More »

Tension Mounts between Iran and Mauritania

The Shia-Sunni schism played out by Saudi Arabia and Iran Read More »

Why France Attacked Syrian Chemical Weapons Facilities

French participation in the coalition that attacked Syria is part of Macron’s effort to maintain France’s position as a leading power now that the United Kingdom is leaving Europe Read More »

The Complexity of the Relations between European Jewry and Israel

From the inception of the Zionist movement to the present, Israel and the Diaspora have been sharply at odds over the future and the nature of the Jewish people. Read More »

Itamar Rabinovich, Yitzhak Rabin:  Soldier, Leader, Statesman

While Rabinovich praises Rabin’s leadership and his vision, the book does not offer sufficient criticism of the outcome of the Oslo Accords. Read More »

Netanyahu in Paris: The Holocaust, Friendships, and Disagreements

Netanyahu’s July 16, 2017, visit to Paris was undoubtedly a success. Read More »

The History of the West’s Struggle against Terror

Introduction Numerous books and studies have been written about terror in various languages. They have tried to explain the phenomenon, including its sources and its ramifications, from social, military, economic, diplomatic, and legal standpoints. Since the 1970s, international terror has […] Read More »

End of the Sarkozy Era and François Fillon’s Return to Gaullist Values

Do primaries reflect a French turn to the Right? Read More »

Europe in Shock after Donald Trump’s Victory

Trump breaks European political and diplomatic norms Read More »

Why Is France the Preferred Target for Terrorists?

Does France grasp the nature of the threat? Read More »

The Post-Brexit Future of European-Israeli Relations

Brexit won’t break Israel’s relations with Britain or Europe Read More »

Can Europe Cope With the New Wave of Terror? – Question of the Day

Following the recent terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, do France and Belgium have a better understanding of the terrorist threat they are now facing, and if so, what are they doing in order to deal with it? Read More »

The Failures of the International Community in the Middle East since the Sykes-Picot Agreement, 1916‑2016

This study is a recap of historical facts and aims to shed new light on the many failures of the Sykes-Picot agreement and implementation during the past century. Read More »

Has France’s All-Out War on Terror Really Begun?

France must find a new balance between liberté and sécurité Read More »

Will the French Anti-Boycott Law Lead to a Pan-European Law?

French high court rules against BDS actions Read More »

Anti-Semitism is the Motivation for the BDS Campaign Whose Goal is to Delegitimize Israel

Israel is rightly alarmed at the escalating scale of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. BDS constitutes a concrete threat to the future of Israel’s economic, academic, cultural, sports and political standing. BDS is not only a well-organized and structured […] Read More »

France’s Position on the Emerging Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Why France has a different view of Iran than the United States Read More »

Can Tunisia Navigate the Cross-Currents of the Muslim World?

Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 14, No. 45       January 4, 2015 The “Arab Spring” erupted in Tunisia, the first Arab country to depose its radical Islamist government democratically and nonviolently. The results […] Read More »

Europe’s Complacency in the Face of Extremism and Anti-Semitism

The appalling terrorist attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24, 2014, was carried out as millions of Europeans registered an apathetic vote at the polling booths. The results illustrate the gradual breakdown of the “European Union” ideal […] Read More »

France-Israel Relations and the Iranian Nuclear Bomb

Blurb: France has earned Israel’s appreciation for delaying the signing of a bad agreement with Iran in Geneva. Read More »

The Al-Dura Affair and Its Implications for Morality and Ethics in France

The report of Israel’s governmental inquiry committee on the al-Dura affair should be taught in journalism schools throughout the world. Read More »

Will Europe Define Hizbullah as a Terrorist Organization?

This is not the first time Europe has waffled when it comes to defining terrorism. Since the days of Maximilian Robespierre, the word Terreur has evoked horror and aversion and sparked philosophical and political debates. The organizations and militias that […] Read More »

France at War against Global Jihad

France’s operation in Mali was launched after previous French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s military intervention and intensive activity in Libya, which led to the overthrow of Gaddafi. The chaos that has prevailed since then has enabled the strengthening of the radical […] Read More »

Sarkozy, Le monde juif et Israël

The book investigates political relations between France and Israel and compares the policy of Sarkozy with his predecessors. Read More »

The Sarkozy Victory

Nicolas Sarkozy’s victory is a defeat for the old ideological Left that has been appearing to many French voters as increasingly obsolete since the collapse of the communist Soviet Union. It also marks a crushing defeat for the extreme anti-Semitic Right and for all the extremists in the Muslim world, and sounds a clear warning to all who violate law and order among the immigrants in France. Read More »

Europe and the War in Lebanon

In 1978 France was the only country in the world that offered warm and sympathetic political refuge to the spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini. Nevertheless, in 1986, a series of terror attacks in the heart of Paris killed and wounded dozens of people. Behind the attacks was Hizballah operative Anis Nakash. Read More »

Freddy Eytan on The Long Journey to Asia

Israel and Asia: Building Diplomatic Bridges
The Long Journey to Asia by Moshe Yegar
Reviewed by Freddy Eytan Read More »