Colonel (res.) Yonatan Branski

Served for 25 years in the IDF in both battle and field command positions.

Email: branski@jiss.org.il

Colonel Branski was deputy commander of the Gaza Division, operations officer of the Southern Command, commander of the Negev Brigade, commander of the “Nahal Haredi” battalion, and chief of staff of the Military Rabbinate. He participated in the “Cast Lead”, “Pillar of Defense” and “Protective Edge” operations in Gaza; in operations in southern Lebanon before the withdrawal in 2000; and in operations aimed at stopping Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. He also served as CEO of the “Netzah Yehuda” non-profit organization, which provides support services for Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) youth prior to, during and after their military service. He holds a M.Sc. in national security and diplomacy studies from Tel Aviv University, and a BA in political science and Middle East studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Served for 25 years in the IDF in both battle and field command positions.

Read more Read less