I saw this just now too :) Thanks for the thread starter Kevin.
An extract from this news article:
Former Head of Israel’s Space Program: The Aliens Asked Not To Be Revealed, Humanity Not Yet Ready
December 5th 2020
Prof. Eshed told Yedioth, among other things:
The UFOs have asked not to publish that they are here, humanity is not ready yet. Trump was on the verge of revealing, but the aliens in the Galactic Federation are saying: Wait, let people calm down first. They don’t want to start mass hysteria. They want to first make us sane and understanding.
They have been waiting for humanity to evolve and reach a stage where we will generally understand what space and spaceships are. There’s an agreement between the US government and the aliens. They signed a contract with us to do experiments here. They, too, are researching and trying to understand the whole fabric of the universe, and they want us as helpers. There’s an underground base in the depths of Mars, where their representatives are, and also our American astronauts.
If I had come up with what I’m saying today five years ago, I would have been hospitalized. Wherever I’ve gone with this in academia, they’ve said: the man has lost his mind. Today they’re already talking differently. I have nothing to lose. I’ve received my degrees and awards, I am respected in universities abroad, where the trend is also changing.
Prof. Eshed at age 87 has a list of credentials:
A bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the Technion.
A master’s degree in performance research.
A doctorate in aeronautical engineering.
Served in the technological unit of the IDF Intelligence Division in research and development positions.
Was sent by the IDF Military Intelligence to study for a doctorate in aeronautical engineering in the United States. Was appointed head of the research and development department in the Intelligence Corps.
Retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Employed as a professor at the Technion’s Space Research Institute
Became the first director of the Challenge Program - (a unit of the Administration for Research, Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure (Mapat) in the Defense Ministry, responsible for satellite projects - commanded the launching of 20 Israeli satellites).
Interesting that this comes up now in the press - but he also has a new book out as well.