Major General (res.) Gershon Hacohen
Served in the IDF for 42 years, including as a corps commander, and commander of the Military Colleges.
The Strategic Importance of Jerusalem
Israel’s control of Jerusalem provides strategic depth for the coastal plain; vitally links the coast to the Jordan River as Israel’s eastern security border; and ensures the city’s vibrancy. Maintaining a united Jerusalem is a national mission of existential significance.