Daniel Levy is the president of the US / Middle East Project (USMEP), an organization based in London and New York. The USMEP is focused on advancing a mutually dignified and acceptable resolution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Levy is a council member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and was Middle East and North Africa program director at ECFR until summer 2016. Previously, he was a senior fellow and director for the Middle East Task Force at The New America Foundation in Washington D.C., as well as working at the Century Foundation in New York. Mr. Levy was an analyst for the International Crisis Group and a founding editor of the Middle East Channel at foreignpolicy.com.

He has been a senior advisor to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and to Justice Minister Yossi Beilin during the Barak Government. In addition Mr. Levy was an Israeli official for the Israel/Palestine talks at Taba under Barak and at Oslo B under Itzhak Rabin, as well as being a lead drafter of the model peace agreement (“Geneva Initiative”). He is also a founder of J Street and has served on the boards of the European Middle East Project, New Israel Fund and Molad.

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New Leadership at the Fund

Last month, the Fund elected Valerie Rockefeller Wayne to chair the Rockefeller Brothers Fund board of trustees. Ms. Wayne is a middle school special education teacher specializing in adolescents with learning differences and emotional disabilities. She first joined the RBF board in 2003. Ms. Wayne succeeds Richard Rockefeller, who had led the Fund since 2006.