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Encyclopedia > Chaim Bar Lev

Chaim "Kidoni" Bar-Lev (November 16, 1924 - May 7, 1994) was a Jewish army officer during Israel's pre-state and early statehood eras. November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ...


He was born Haim Brotzlewsky in Vienna, Austria in 1924. Between 1942 through 1948, Bar-Lev served in various Jewish self-defense units (such as the Palmach) in the British Mandate of Palestine. He became both a pilot and a parachutist, which would later serve him in developing both of these military branches in the young Israel Defense Forces. Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... This article is about the year. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Palmach (in Hebrew - פלמח ) was the regular fighting force of the Haganah (the underground army of Jewish settlers during the British mandate in Palestine). ... Map of the territory under the British Mandate of Palestine. ... The Apollo 15 capsule landed safely despite a parachute failure. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israel army, Israel air force and Israel navy. ...


In 1946 Bar-Lev blew up the Allenby Bridge near Jericho to prevent Arab militiamen in Trans-Jordan from entering Jewish towns west of the Jordan River. 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Jericho (Arabic أريحا ʾArīḥā; Hebrew יְרִיחוֹ, Standard Hebrew Yəriḥo, Tiberian Hebrew Yərîḫô, Yərîḥô) is a town in the West Bank, near the west bank of the Jordan River. ... The Arabs (Arabic: عرب Ê»arab) are an originally Arabian ethnicity widespread in the Middle East and North Africa. ... Corresponding geographically to todays Kingdom of Jordan, the Emirate of Transjordan was an autonomous political subdivision of the British Mandate of Palestine, split off in April 1921. ... Northern part of the Great Rift Valley as seen from space (NASA) The Jordan River is a river in Southwest Asia flowing through the Jordan Rift Valley into the Dead Sea. ...

During the June 1967 Six-Day War he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff in the IDF. In late 1968 he accepted Maj. Gen. Adan's proposal that a high sand-dune wall be built along the east bank of the Suez Canal to prevent the Egyptian military from observing Israeli defenses along the Suez Canal. This became known as the Bar-Lev Line. // The 1948 Arab-Israeli War, called the War of Independence (Hebrew: מלחמת העצמאות) by Israelis and al Nakba (Arabic: النكبة, the catastrophe) by Arabs, was the first in a series of wars in the Arab-Israeli conflict. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Negev Brigade (aka. ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez (west), Gulf of Aqaba (east) from Space Shuttle STS-40 The Sinai Peninsula (in Arabic, Shibh Jazirat Sina) is a triangle-shaped peninsula lying between the Mediterranean Sea (to the north) and Red Sea (to the south). ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... HM Ships Eagle, Bulwark, and Albion of the British Royal Navy. ... 1881 drawing of the Suez Canal The Suez Canal (Arabic, Qanā al-Suways), west of the Sinai Peninsula, is a 163-km maritime canal in Egypt between Port Said (BÅ«r SaÄ«d) on the Mediterranean Sea and Suez (al-Suways) on the Red Sea. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israel army, Israel air force and Israel navy. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Six-Day War Hebrew: Milhemet Sheshet Hayamim (מלחמת ששת הימים), also known as the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Six Days War, or June War, was fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


Between 1968-1971, Bar-Lev served as IDF's Chief of General Staff, which made him the highest-ranking military officer. 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ...


During the October 1973 Yom Kippur War, although serving as the Israeli Minister of Trade and Industry, he was recalled into military service to take command of the Sountern Command, which defended the Sinai. Bar-Lev directed Maj.Gen. Adan to initiate Adan's plan for an invasion into Egyptian territory just north of the Great Bitter Lake. It was General Ariel Sharon who then undertook the successful "invasion of Egypt" when leading the Israeli army onto African soil for the first time in history. 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Yom Kippur War (Hebrew: Milchemet Yom HaKipurim (מלחמת יום הכיפורים), also known as the October War, the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, and the Ramadan War), was fought from October 6 (the day of Yom Kippur) to October 24, 1973, between Israel and a coalition of Egypt and Syria. ... The Great Bitter Lake from space For other places called Bitter Lake, see Bitter Lake. ... Ariel Sharon, the eleventh Prime Minister of Israel, spent many years in the Israel Defense Forces before being elected in March 2001. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and 3rd most populous . ...


Between 1992-1994, Bar-Lev served in Moscow as Israel's Ambassador to the Russia. 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Saint Basils Cathedral Moscow (Russian/Cyrillic: Москва́, IPA:   listen?) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva, and encompassing 1097. ...


He died in Tel Aviv on May 7, 1994. Tel Aviv at night Dizengof Center Allenby Street Tel Aviv-Yafo (Hebrew תל אביב-יפו; Arabic تل ابيب-يافا Tal Abīb-Yāfā) is an Israeli city on the coast of the Mediterranean sea. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


See also

The history of the Israel Defense Forces is intertwined with history of the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. ...

References:

  • Generals of Israel, Moshe Ben Shaul, Hadar Pub., Tel-Aviv, 1968.
  • The Arab-Israeli Wars, Chaim Herzog, Random House, NY, 1982.

 
 

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