colonel (res.) Otniel schneller
defense & strategy SPECIALIST
Otniel served as a member of the Israeli parliament (Knesset) during the years 2006-2013. He was a deputy speaker of the Knesset and also an alternate member of the Israeli foreign affairs and defense committee. Additionally he served as the chairman of the subcommittee for international security, relations and trade. From 1986-1996 he served as Director General of the National Safety Authority in the ministry of transportation.
Otniel headed the teams that held peace talks with Jordan and the Palestinians on transportation matters when Yitzhak Rabin was prime minister. In 2000, he served as an adviser to the Israeli delegation at the Camp David peace talks, under the leadership of the then prime minister Ehud Barak.