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Yoav Galant

Yoav Galant

Date of Birth November 8, 1958
Age 64 years, 1 months, 7 days
Place of Birth Jaffa
Country Israel
Profession Military Officer
Horoscope Capricorn

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Yoav Galant Biography

Yoav Galant is a famous Military Officer, who was born on November 8, 1958 in Israel. Yoav Galant was born in Jaffa to Polish Jewish immigrants. His mother, Fruma, was a Holocaust survivor who had been on the SS Exodus as a child. Along with other Exodus refugees, she was deported by the British to Hamburg, and arrived in Israel in 1948. She was a nurse by profession His father, Michael, fought the Nazis as a partisan in the forests of Ukraine and Belarus, and also immigrated to Israel in 1948. He served in the Givati Brigade in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, including the Samson’s Foxes unit, and was considered one of the finest snipers in the IDF. He participated in Operation Yoav, during which he was the first soldier to break into the fort at Iraq Suwaydan. He named his son for the operation. In Galant’s youth, the family moved to Givatayim, where he studied at David Kalai high school. He received a BA in Business and Finance Management from the University of Haifa. According to Astrologers, Yoav Galant's zodiac sign is Capricorn.

After serving for three years as commander of the 13th Flotilla, Galant moved up to command the Gaza Division. He also commanded the reserve 340th Armored Division (Idan Formation), and in 2001 became the Chief of Staff of the GOC Army Headquarters. Galant attained the rank of a major general when he became the Military Secretary of the Prime Minister in 2002. In 2005, Galant was appointed as commander of the Southern Command. During his tenure (that lasted until 21 October 2010), the Israel Defense Forces embarked on Operation Cast Lead against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Galant commanded the operation and his role in the field and in the success of the operation gained praise and helped him in the race to Chief of Staff.

On 5 September 2010, the government approved the nomination of Yoav Galant as the next Chief of Staff, with only Likud minister Michael Eitan objecting. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the incoming IDF chief has “proven his worth during his 33 years of military service at the IDF’s frontlines,” and that “He’s proven himself to be a courageous fighter, an excellent officer, and a responsible and serious battle commander.” The PM added that Galant picked up on a legacy of “dedication and excellence” bequeathed by incumbent IDF chief Gabi Ashkenazi. The cabinet also approved Barak’s proposal, according to which Galant would serve for three years, giving the defense minister power to grant a fourth.

On 1 February 2011, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak canceled the appointment of Galant to the post of Israel Defense Forces chief. The announcement came after months of scandal surrounding his appointment due to allegations that he had seized public lands near his home in Moshav Amikam. After conducting an investigation into the allegations, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said that his findings “raise significant legal difficulties for the decision to appoint him.” Weinstein said that it was up to the prime minister and defense minister to decide whether or not Galant could take up the post as new IDF chief of staff. Earlier in the day, Weinstein notified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he could not defend Galant’s appointment as chief of staff due to legal impediments.

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In 2011, Galant was tapped to succeed Gabi Ashkenazi as the Chief of General Staff by Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Although his appointment was approved by the government it was overturned due to allegations of building of an unauthorized access road to his home and planting an olive grove on public land outside the boundaries of his property.

Yoav Galant Net Worth

Yoav is one of the richest Military Officer & listed on most popular Military Officer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Yoav Galant net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

Yoav Galant Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth$1.5 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeMilitary Officer
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HouseLiving in own house.

Yoav Galant (Hebrew: יוֹאָב גָּלַנְטְ‎ ; born 8 November 1958) is an Israeli politician and former commander of the Southern Command in the Israel Defense Forces. In January 2015, he entered politics, joining the new Kulanu party. After being elected to the Knesset, he was appointed Minister of Construction. At the end of 2018, he joined Likud.

In 2011, Galant was tapped to succeed Gabi Ashkenazi as the Chief of General Staff by Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Although his appointment was approved by the government it was overturned due to allegations of building of an unauthorized access road to his home and planting an olive grove on public land outside the boundaries of his property.

On 30 December 2012, the local planning committee administrating land ownership issues and building licenses said that Galant had built his home in the northern community of Amikam on 350m² of property accidentally listed as his, unaware that it was actually public land. The decision didn’t address two other issues still being investigated by the state comptroller and attorney general: the building of an unauthorized access road to his house and the planting of an olive grove that spilled over the boundaries of his property.

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Galant began his military career in 1977 as a naval commando in the 13th Flotilla. In the 1980s, after six years in the flotilla, he moved to Alaska and worked as a lumberjack. He then returned to the navy and served on a missile boat (including a position as deputy-commander of INS Keshet) and again in the 13th Flotilla. In 1992, Galant was earmarked by then-navy commander Ami Ayalon for the command of the 13th Flotilla, a position he was meant to take up in 1994. Galant preferred not to study during the two remaining years, and instead moved into the ground forces and in 1993 took up command of the Menashe (Jenin) Brigade of the West Bank Division.

In January 2015 Galant joined the new Kulanu party. He was placed second on the party’s list for the 2015 elections, and was elected to the Knesset as the party won ten seats. He was later appointed Minister of Construction in the new government.

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Facts & Trivia

Yoav Ranked on the list of most popular Military Officer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Israel. Yoav Galant celebrates birthday on November 8 of every year.

On 31 December 2018, Galant quit his post as Housing and Construction Minister to join Likud. A day later he was appointed Minister of Aliyah and Integration. He resigned from the Knesset and was replaced by the next candidate on the Kulanu list, Fentahun Seyoum on 2 January 2019.

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