‘The reality is wilder than anything you can imagine’

Colonel Hasson Hasson is a long-time key player in actions that ‘provide the oxygen that sustains our country’.

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May 3, 2018 20:25
COL. (RES.) HASSON HASSON

COL. (RES.) HASSON HASSON. (photo credit: MEIR VAKNIN/JINI)

 
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It was head of IDF Manpower Directorate Maj.- Gen. Elazar Stern’s idea.

Elkana Harnof of the National Security headquarters approached Stern one day with a unique request: There’s a Druse colonel from the intelligence department with whom I’ve been working for years. He’s received lots of accolades and is a real national hero. The State of Israel owes so much to this guy. Why not appoint him as coordinator of government activities in the territories? Promoting him was a great idea, Stern said, but why to that position? Why not break through the glass ceiling and appoint him as the next military secretary for the president? Do you know what that would mean for the State of Israel to have a Druse officer representing the country around the world? “Can you get this done?” asked Harnof.

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