General Rothschild retired after more than three decades of active service in the Israel defense forces. As part of his posting as Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, General Rothschild played central roles in the negotiation processes that led to the peace agreements with Jordan and with the Palestinians.
In this capacity, he served as a member of Israel’s delegation to the peace talks with the Jordanians and with the Palestinians in Madrid and Washington D.C. subsequently; he headed Israel’s delegation in the bilateral peace talks held in Cairo.
General Rothschild was a senior member of Israel’s delegation to the Paris economic talks for negotiation of the Israeli - Palestinian economic agreement.
General Rothschild was born in Israel in 1946 and joined the Israel Defense Forces in 1964. During his initial tour of duty, which coincided with the Six - Day War, he served in various field command and instructional positions.
In 1968, he was transferred to the Intelligence corps, where he served in Senior positions in the Central and Northern commands.
In August 1984, he was appointed Assistant to the IDF chief of staff.
In 1985, he was appointed Commander of the IDF Units in Southern Lebanon, and was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.
He later served as Deputy Director of the Military Intelligence and chief of the Intelligence Research and Analysis Department. In this capacity, he was responsible for national strategic (political and military) production and analysis including during the Gulf War. He achieved the rank of Major General in February 1991.
As Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, he directed and coordinated all civilian affairs in the territories. He controlled an annual budget of $ 500 million US and administered 21,000 civilian and military staff.
Upon resigning his commission in February 1995, General Rothschild entered the business sphere; he established his own company (DANROTH Ltd.) Which became a holding to 3 companies, dealing with: Security ( NETACS Ltd.) and joint projects, Distance learning via satellite (TEACHLINK inc).
General Rothschild is the president of the council for peace and security; he is a board member of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Chairman of the Israeli board of the America Israel Friendship League, and director in Investec bank,