From 1965 to 1988, Amira Dotan served in the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) finishing as the Head of the Women’s Corps with the rank of Brigadier General, the first woman in the Israeli history to achieve this rank.
In 2006, she was invited by Prime Minister Sharon to stand for the Kadima party in the Knesset and served in this capacity until 2009. Her responsibilities included representing the Knesset at the European Parliament and at NATO. She is also a member of the Council for Peace and Security, an association of nationla security experts in Israel. Her special interests are mediation and conflict resolution.