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In a recent and deeply tragic turn of events, a harrowing assault orchestrated by Hamas on Israel during the weekend left an overwhelming toll in its wake. Over 1,000 precious Israeli lives were lost, with an additional 3,418 individuals suffering injuries, as per the official report from the Israeli Embassy in the United States. Additionally, preliminary assessments from senior Israeli military officials suggest that Palestinian assailants have taken at least 150 Israelis as hostages. This chilling episode represents an unprecedented scale of terrorism in Israel’s history and sadly, the largest single loss of Jewish lives since the Holocaust. In this webinar, we are honored to host Brigadier General (retired) Amir Avivi, who will enlighten us on the IDF’s response to this tragic incident. Join us as he discusses the steps being taken to ensure the safety and security of Israel during this difficult period.
About the Speaker: Brigadier General (Ret.) Amir Avivi is the Founder and CEO of Israel’s Defense and Security Forum (IDSF) which is comprised of more than 17,000 senior reserve/retired officers, commanders, and operators from all branches of the Israeli security establishment. Retired from the IDF after more than 30 years of military, counter-terrorism, and national security experience, he held various command positions in the Corps of Engineers leading thousands of soldiers in a dynamic environment combating terrorism.
Brigadier General Amir Avivi (ret.) concluded his service as the Head of the Auditing and Consulting Department of the Israeli Defense Establishment, (including the Israel Defense Force, the Ministry of Defense and Israeli Military Industries). In that position, Avivi managed more than 100 military auditors and advisors. He was responsible for the audit of military readiness, budgeting, procurement, projects, bids, cyber, logistics, infrastructure and operations. Avivi fulfilled various command positions in the Corps of Engineers leading thousands of soldiers in a dynamic combat environment.
Avivi served as Brigade commander, Deputy Division commander and head of the Military School of Engineers. He also served as the aide-de-camp for the Chief of the General Staff of the IDF, Lt. General Moshe “Bogie” Yaalon.
Avivi was at the heart of the policy making process in the Israeli Government and Defense establishment during that term. Avivi also serves as the Principal of the New State Solution working group. Avivi is the Founder & CEO of Habithonistim.