Gal Hirsch – A different kind of general

The Magen Party will be the social commando of the citizens of Israel in the Knesset.

March 28, 2019 15:00
3 minute read.
GAL HIRSCH, chairman of both the Israel Leadership Institute and Magen Party

GAL HIRSCH, chairman of both the Israel Leadership Institute and Magen Party. (photo credit: EIRAD NETZER)


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In an election campaign marked by the candidacies of a number of retired IDF generals, Gal Hirsch of the Magen Party stands apart. Hirsch, who was commander of the elite Shaldag commando unit and a division commander in the 2006 Lebanon War, explains what separates him from the pack.

“Unlike the ‘generals party’, says Hirsch, referring to the Blue and White Party, “which is led by generals with little civilian experience, I have been in civilian life for more than 10 years as an employer, with extensive experience in research and development and have been active both as a social activist and in education.”


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