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Lecture with Dr Uzi Rubin

28/Nov/2019

Yesterday moving lecture with Dr Uzi Rubin: the founder and first Director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in the Israel Ministry of Defense (MoD) and founder of the Arrow Defence programme.

Uzi was holding an unforgettable story which brought back images and sounds from the days of the 1947 UN Partition Plan to present days.

Uzi Rubin was the founder and first Director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in the Israel Ministry of Defense (MoD). He led the Arrow program from its inception in 1991 to the first delivery of operational missiles in 1999. Rubin directed major defense programs in Israel Aerospace Industries and the Israel Ministry of Defense where he was one of the founders of Israel’s space program. He also served in the Israel National Security Council as a director on technology and proliferation issues. He was twice awarded the Israel Defense Prize in 1996 and in 2003. Rubin is currently a Senior Researcher in the Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies as well as in the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies where he publishes frequently on national security issues. He has recently received his PhD in political science from Bar Ilan University and has authored his soon-to-be released book: “From Star Wars to Iron Dome: The Controversy over Israel’s Missile Defense”.