A man who knew presidents

Norman Bailey and his wife, Barbara, made aliya in 2011.

July 5, 2018 20:11
4 minute read.
Norman and Barbara Bailey

Norman and Barbara Bailey. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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After having worked in the office of the National Security Adviser of one US president, and with the director of national intelligence for another, doesn’t life in south Netanya seem a little tame, I ask Norman Bailey, who made aliya with his wife, Barbara, in 2011.

“Not at all, we love it here,” answers the 87-year-old economist who held senior positions in both the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations and knew both presidents well.


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