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Doron Almog

Major General (Res.)

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Major General Almog lead the operational task force in Tripoli in 1973 against the terrorists who murdered the Israeli sports team during the Munich Olympics. He commanded the first task force to land in Entebbe airport during the 1976 rescue operation. He commanded of a number of clandestine missions to bring about 6000 Jews from Ethiopia to Israel.

Since his retirement from the IDF, Mr. Almog has been integrating volunteer activities in the ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran rehabilitative village he established for the disabled populations.

Doron Almog fulfilled most of his army service in active duty, both as a soldier and in leadership capacities in elite IDF units, despite being the son of a bereaved family. His brother, Lieutenant Eran Avrutsky, was killed during the Yom Kippur War while defending the Golan Heights as a tank commander. The ALEH Negev village established by Doron is named after his son Eran, who was one of its first residents. Despite the bereavement and losses within his family, Doron Almog stands out for his leadership capabilities and outstanding personal example, and for creating a future of hope for thousands of people in Israel, including the special needs population.

Almog received his M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University and a Master Degree in International Relations from Haifa University. He was a Senior Research Fellow in Harvard University and the Washington Institute.

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