Wikistrat Expert Lt. Col. (Res.) David Benjamin

Lt. Col. (Res.) David Benjamin

Director of Security & International Law Specialists

Lt. Col. (Res.) David Benjamin is an Israel-based attorney and international consultant specializing in International Law, the Law of Armed Conflict and Counter-Terrorism. He is the Director and Founder of SILS – Security & International Law Specialists, an international consulting service providing advice and training in matters of International Law relating to national security and counter-terrorism. He also lectures widely and is a frequent commentator in the Israeli and international media.

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Biography

Lt. Col. (Res.) David Benjamin is an Israel-based attorney and international consultant specializing in International Law, the Law of Armed Conflict and Counter-Terrorism. He is the Director and Founder of SILS – Security & International Law Specialists, an international consulting service providing advice and training in matters of International Law relating to national security and counter-terrorism. He also lectures widely and is a frequent commentator in the Israeli and international media.
Lt. Col. Benjamin is a former career-officer in the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) Military Advocate General’s Corps (MAG) where he ultimately served as Chief Legal Advisor for the Gaza Strip and as Director of the Strategic and International Branch in the International Law Department.
He is a member of the Israel Bar Association, holds a Master’s degree in Law from Tel-Aviv University and Bachelor’s degrees in Law and Political Science from the University of Cape Town. He is also a graduate of the IDF Command and Staff College.

Wikistrat Analytic Community
Lt. Col. David Benjamin is a Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community

Academic Qualifications:
LLM from Tel-Aviv University; LLB from the University of Cape Town; BA in Political Studies from the University of Cape Town

Areas of Expertise:
International Law
Counter-Terrorism
The Middle East
Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Contact:
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