TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Lt. Gen. (ret.) Dan Halutz, former IDF Chief of General Staff (Part I)

Please join us for the first of a two-part interview with a special guest, who has a unique perspective on Israel’s challenges. He is retired Lieutenant General Dani Halutz, the first and still only Air Force pilot to serve as the Israel Defense Forces Chief of General Staff (“Ramatkal” in Hebrew), a command position usually set aside for Army generals.
Israel was born in battle, forced to repulse an invasion on all fronts threatening to extinguish the young nation, reliant on Infantry and Armor officers to be in overall charge of Air and Naval forces, too, rather than operate co-equal branches.
Halutz, which is Hebrew for both “pioneer” and a “football striker,” was the first Air Force Chief to be born in the new State of Israel - along with Air Force itself - in the summer of 1948. He flew F-4 Phantoms in the Wars of Attrition, Yom Kippur and Lebanon; in the process shooting down three MiG enemy aircraft. Gen. Halutz, an innovative officer who also took part in production of Israel’s abandoned “Lavi” ("Young Lion") fighter jet, , was in charge of the IDF during near the back-to-back challenges of the withdrawal from Gaza and the Second Lebanon War.
He was particularly close to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, with whom he helped establish the centrist Kadima political party after retirement from the military.
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  • 7098 views
  • Published: November 21, 2020
  • Duration: 27 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

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Lt. Gen. (ret.) Dan Halutz, former IDF Chief of General Staff (Part II)

    Please join us for the second part of an interview with a special guest, who has a unique perspective on Israel’s challenges. He is retired Lieutenant General Dani Halutz, the first and still only Air Force pilot to serve as the Israel Defense Forces Chief of General Staff (“Ramatkal” in Hebrew), a command position usually…
    November 28, 2020 11097 views
  • 27min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Lt. Gen. (ret.) Dan Halutz, former IDF Chief of General Staff (Part I)

    Please join us for the first of a two-part interview with a special guest, who has a unique perspective on Israel’s challenges. He is retired Lieutenant General Dani Halutz, the first and still only Air Force pilot to serve as the Israel Defense Forces Chief of General Staff (“Ramatkal” in Hebrew), a command position usually…
    November 21, 2020 7098 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Israel's Energy Minister and Security Cabinet Member Yuval Steinitz

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    November 14, 2020 12691 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Israeli Space Agency Chairman, Maj. Gen. (Ret) Isaac Ben-Israel

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    October 17, 2020 16348 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – “Man in the Shadows” - Former Mossad Chief Amb. Efraim Halevi - Part 2

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    September 26, 2020 13721 views
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    September 16, 2020 21986 views