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Encyclopedia > Ilan Harari

llan Harari, is an Israel Defense Forces General Officer. He presently serves as the chief education officer of the IDF. He holds the rank of brigadier general.[1] He has served in several command field positions, including a command position in the Nahal Brigade and as battalion commander of the Golani Brigade. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Navy. ... The Israeli Education and Youth Corps is the IDF Human Resources Directorate corps responsible for the education of soldiers and commanders in Israel’s military. ... Nahal is a Hebrew acronym for Noar Halutzi Lohem (Fighting Pioneer Youth) and refers to a scheme for Israeli youth that combines active military service with civilian service, the latter usually in a new agricultural settlement. ... The Golani Brigade חטיבת גולני (aka. ...


On 22 September, 2006, he announced his imminent retirement. He also stated at a news conference that Israel had lost the Israel-Hezbollah War. He was the first serving senior staff officer to voice such an opinion. Subsequently, General Yiftah Ron-Tal voiced the same opinion while on duty. Chief of Staff, Dan Halutz reacted angrily to Harari's statement.[2]. Combatants Hezbollah Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General and Commander of Islamic Resistance)[3] Dan Halutz (CoS), Moshe Kaplinsky[9], Udi Adam (Regional) Strength uncertain; between 5,000 - 20,000 [4] 30,000 ground troops (plus IAF & ISC) [10] Casualties Hezbollah militia: 74 dead confirmed by Hezbollah [5] 440 dead... Yiftah Ron-Tal (born 1956 in Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed He) is an Israeli general and Commander of the IDF Army Headquarters. ... Insignia of the Rav Aluf The Ramatkal (Hebrew: רמטכל, abbr. ... General Dan Halutz (Hebrew: ) (born 1948 in Hagor to an Iranian-Jewish family) is an Israeli Air Force Lt. ...


Ironically, prior to his public announcement, Harari had been heading a project to identify positive aspects and heroic action during the war and compile them. He is quoted as saying:


""We heard about the complaints, the difficulties, the confusion, but in all that, there are plenty of heroic tales … and these should be elevated so that every division in the IDF knows what happened there..."[3]


 
 

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