TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Former Mossad Chief & MK, IDF Maj. Gen. (ret) Danny Yatom (Part II)

Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with former Israeli Knesset Member and IDF Major General (ret) Danny Yatom.
After more than three decades in the Israeli Defense Forces leading Commando and Armor units up to division level, Gen. Yatom was appointed as head of Israel’s renowned Mossad national intelligence and special operations agency from 1996-1998.
He then went on to serve as Chief of Staff and security advisor to Prime Minister Ehud Barak 1999 -2001.
A successful run for Israel’s parliament saw Yatom serving in the 16th and 17th Knessets 2003-2008, during which time he conducted close interaction with three Israeli premiers.
This exciting in-depth interview offers insight from a top military officer and political official who achieved a rare vantage point on the country’s leadership and challenges.
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  • 23627 views
  • Published: May 15, 2021
  • Duration: 28 min

TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk

“I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, [which] shall never hold their peace day nor night” (Isaiah 62:6)
They are the men and women who have stood guard over Israel. When their countrymen slept, these Watchmen could be counted on to fight for Israel and its capital, Jerusalem, on its numerous fronts. Now, one by one, they are coming to TV7’s Jerusalem studio for in-depth interviews by TV7 Analyst and Host Amir Oren, a veteran observer of the Israeli - and global - defense and government scenes. They will share their stories, insights and some revelations in a way sure to enlighten our viewers who are encouraged to keep these topics in prayer ~ Psalm 122.

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  • 28min

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