Yigal Carmon

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From the MEMRI website:

Col. (Res.) Yigal Carmon is MEMRI's President. He served in the IDF/Intelligence Branch from 1968 to 1988. From 1977 to 1982 he was the Acting Head of Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria and the Advisor on Arab Affairs to the Civil Administration. Following Col. Carmon's retirement from the IDF he was Advisor to Premiers Shamir and Rabin for Countering Terrorism from 1988 to 1993. In 1991 and 1992 he was a senior member of the Israeli Delegation to peace negotiations with Syria in Madrid and Washington.

Memorable quote re: torture (Washington Post May 4, 1995):

"Yigal Carmon, a former terrorism adviser to Rabin and former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir…[,] Asked whether he would justify the infliction of pain to extract information, Carmon replied: "Pain is not taking life. Pain comes and goes. Pain disappears. You know, everyone experiences that. Unwillingly, of course."

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