Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, today (Sunday, 11 July 2021), announced the appointment of Dr. Eyal Hulata to the position of National Security Adviser and Head of the National Security Council.
Dr. Hulata has served in a series of senior administrative positions in the Mossad, including head of the Strategic Planning and Policy Division and head of the Technology Division.
In the framework of these positions, he was responsible for advancing strategic and diplomatic links that are vital for the State of Israel and its security, as well as for developing technological responses to the needs of the agency in a broad range of areas.
Hulata (45) is married and the father of three. He resides in Kfar Saba and holds a doctorate in physics from Tel Aviv University and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University. He is a graduate of the IDF Talpiyot program for training technological leaders at Hebrew University.
During his 23 years in the Mossad, Dr. Hulata has won the Israel Security Prize.
In light of his many years of experience, his work and his understanding of the strategic challenges facing the State of Israel in the security and diplomatic spheres, Prime Minister Bennett has chosen to appoint him to the position of National Security Adviser and Head of the National Security Council.
Upon government approval of the appointment, Dr. Hulata will assume office and hold an orderly transition with outgoing Head of the National Security Council Meir Ben-Shabbat.