Four-star (Jewish) general

Robert Magnus talks to the ‘Post’ about his career in the US Marine Corps, sharing his views on the complexities of Iran and his admiration for Israel.

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January 10, 2013 14:10
Barak, Magnus, Loveman, Dec. 2012

Ehud Barak, Robert Magnus, Meredith Loveman 521. (photo credit: Ariel Harmony/Defense Ministry)

Robert Magnus is smooth, suave and savvy, exceedingly affable while exuding authority – qualities one might expect from a former four-star Jewish general in the US Marine Corps.

“I was very fortunate to be one of the very few American Jews to become a four-star,” Magnus says in an interview at The Jerusalem Post offices. “After a wonderful career in the military, I have also become chairman of the board of Elbit Systems of America.... This is a marvelous company which represents this amazing country, Israel.”

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