Eugene Bird is President of the Council for the National Interest (CNI) "and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization. He is the former Counselor of Embassy in Saudi Arabia and has served in Jerusalem and in several other Middle East posts. He has followed the peace process from Washington and in the field since 1993. He was at the Camp David talks as a reporter, and at the Wye River talks between Israel, the Palestinian leadership and President Clinton. He is knowledgeable about the politics and leadership of Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, where he is well known as a journalist and the leader of CNI." 
"Eugene Bird, husband of Jerri Bird and head of former U.S. congressman Paul Findley's Council for the National Interest (CNI), says that the torture of detainees in Israeli jails continues today despite that legislation." 
- President, Council for the National Interest Foundation
Resources and articles
- 2006 Palestinian Legislative Council Election Observation Team, Council for the National Interest, accessed July 19, 2007.
- Eugene Bird Interview on the 1967 War, CNI Foundation, accessed July 19, 2007.
- U.S. Citizen Reported Missing in West Bank, Islam Online, accessed July 19, 2007.