Yossi Bachar

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Yossi Bachar
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Yossi Bachar.
Native name
יוסי בכר
Born (1964-04-09) 9 April 1964 (age 55)
Allegiance  Israel
Service/branch Israel Defense Forces
Years of service 1983-
Rank Aluf (Major general)
Unit Paratroopers Brigade
Commands held 101st "Peten" (Elapidae) paratroop battalion, Maglan Unit, 55th Paratroopers Brigade, Paratroopers Brigade, Gaza Division, IDF's General Staff Corps

Yossi Bachar (Hebrew: יוסי בכר; born 9 April 1964) is an Israeli Major general (Aluf) who commandes the IDF's General Staff Corps.

Military service

Bachar was drafted into the IDF in 1983. He volunteered as a paratrooper in the Paratroopers Brigade, and in 1985 became an infantry officer after completing Officer Candidate School. During his career Bachar led the Brigade's Reconnaissance company,[1] 101st "Peten" (Elapidae) paratroop battalion[2] and Maglan Unit in counter-guerrilla operations in South Lebanon.[3] During Operation Defensive Shield he commanded 55th Paratroopers Brigade and afterwards he led the 35th Paratroopers Brigade in counter-terror operations in the Second Intifada. Bachar was then assigned to command the Gaza Division. In September 2014 he was appointed as the commander of the IDF's General Staff Corps.


  1. ^ Lilach Shoval, The chosen ones, Israel Hayom, September 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Gal Perl Finkel, When good commander doesn't equal a good politician, The Jerusalem Post, Mars 7, 2019.
  3. ^ The Gaza Division’s New Commander, IDF Website, November 14, 2010.
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