"The Longer, Shorter Path" - New Autobiography from Israel's Former Defense Minister
Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon tells about his personal experiences as the Former Defense Minister of Israel and shares his political views on Israel's government and defense policies.
Few Israelis are as deserving of the title "Mr. Security" as Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon. His history of military and political leadership speaks for itself. A unique voice on the Israeli political scene, Ya'alon holds hawkish right-wing views on security, but objects to a binational state. He supports individual rights and battles corruption within the government. This unique worldview led to the conclusion of his term as defense minister in 2016 in the Netanyahu government and also serves as his compass in his journey back to leadership of the state.
Ya'alon speaks openly on the main issues on the State of Israel's agenda today, including his criticisms of the submarine affair, the cabinet's behavior in Operation Protective Edge, and the ethical crisis of the Elor Azaria incident. This fascinating and inspiring insider view is a must-read for anyone interested in the landscape of the Middle East.
Former Israeli Minister of Defense Lieutenant General (Ret.) Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon was born in Kiryat Haim in 1950 and is a founding member of Kibbutz Grofit in the Arava. He served as chief of General Staff of the IDF, vice prime minister, minister of strategic affairs, and member of Knesset for the Likud Party. Today the chairman of the Telem Party, he is a member of Knesset for the Blue and White list.