Ron Ben-yishai

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Date of Birth: 10/26/1943

Age: 73

Place of Birth: Jerusalem

Citizenship: Israel


Ron Ben-Yishai (Ron Ben-Yishai) was born in 1943 in Jerusalem (Jerusalem). He graduated from military school in Haifa (Haifa) in 1961, then went into the army (Israel Defense Forces), hitting the landing troops (Paratroopers Brigade). In addition, Ben-Yishai completed infantry officer training courses and platoon commanders, as well as several other commanders course.

Transferred to the reserve in 1967, Ron received a BA in Economics and Geography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

In June 1966, Ben-Yishai began working as a financial reporter publication `Kol Yisrael`, and at the same time, Ron worked on the radio `Voice Izrailya` as a producer. By the way, starting the financial reporter, Ron slowly turned into the military, journalists, and it was the military correspondent of the newspaper `Kol Yisrael` he was during the War of Attrition (War of Attrition).

By the way, if Ron was wounded, it happened at Petra (Petra), and the other injured war correspondent earned in June 1970, during the fighting in the Golan Heights (Golan Heights).

In 1969, Ben-Yishai went on television, however, and in 1970 he made his stories for television and radio. In addition, Ron was the author of several documentary projects.

In 1973, Ron became a member of the Fourth Arab-Israeli War, known as the Yom Kippur War (Yom Kippur War), accompanied the Israeli battalion. By the way, if Ron showed true heroism, rescuing from under the fire of the wounded soldiers and paramedics, for which he was subsequently awarded a government award.

Later, in the late 1970s and 1980s, Ben-Yishai continued to work on TV and radio, and the chief of Israel Army Radio (Israel Army Radio) was also appointed in 1983; Ron kept this position until 1985.

Continuing coverage of the most important events in the country, Ron Ben-Yishai, has become one of the leading military observers, covering also other world events, including the Soviet war in Afghanistan. His documentary was broadcast in 1989 on the NBC Nightly News.

On the war in the Persian Gulf (Gulf War) Ben-Yishai told Israeli Channel on channel 2, and in 1991, a journalist covering the topic of Kurdish refugees in Turkey (Turkey) and Iraq (Iraq) to Israel`s Channel Yediot Aharonot and Channel 2.

In 1992, he talked about the war in Nagorno-Karabakh (Nagorno-Karabakh War) and Yugoslavia (War in Yugoslavia), and in the period 1992-93 was a correspondent in Washington (Washington), during this time having to reach and the peace process in Palestine -izrailskom conflict.

In 1993, he visited the north of Iraq (Iraq), and from 1993 to 1994, Ben-Yishai edited program `Reshet Hokeret` on television.

In September 1996, he became a military commentator for Channel Yediot Aharonot. In 1999, he visited the war in Kosovo (War in Kosovo), where he was wounded again. In 2000, the journalist covered the events of the Second Chechen War (Second Chechen War).

From 2001 to 2002 he was a military commentator for Channel Channel 1. In October 2002, Ron became a columnist for the publication of `Globes`.

In 2007, after the operation `Operation Orchard`, he went to Syria (Syria) and visited Damascus (Damascus), and after the return has been questioned by Israeli police in connection with the announcement of its enemy in Syria` gosudarstva`.

In 2004, Ben-Yishai was appointed press secretary of the President of Israel Moshe Katsav (President of Israel, Moshe Katsav). The resignation from the post of Ben-Yishai had gone in 2005.

Currently, Ron Ben-Yishai lives in Tel Aviv, he is divorced and has three children. Ron teaches journalism at the University of Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv University).

In 2008, together with Folmanom Ari (Ari Folman) journalist filming a documentary project `Waltz with Bashirom` (` Waltz with Bashir`), in which he describes his work during the Lebanon war in 1982 (Lebanon War).

Among journalistic awards Ron Ben-Yishai - `Best report from the Battlefield` 1968,` Israel Broadcasting Authority Award` 1969, `Kinor David Award`-th 1978 and in 2008 he received a lifetime achievement award at the conference Eilat (Eilat News Conference).