David Ivry

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David Ivry
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Ivry in October 2001
Ambassador of Israel to the United States
In office
2000–2002
Preceded by Zalman Shoval
Succeeded by Daniel Ayalon
Personal details
Born 1934
Religion Judaism

David Ivry (Hebrew: דוד עברי‎; born 1934) was the Israeli Ambassador to the United States from 2000 to 2002, and the ninth commander of the Israeli Air Force (IAF). In 1999, he was appointed first director of the Israeli National Security Council.

David Ivry
Born 1934
Tel Aviv, Mandate Palestine
Allegiance Israel Israel Defense Forces
Years of service 1952–1982
Rank Aluf
Commands held Commander of the flight-instruction school at Tel Nof Airbase, Commander of the first Israeli squadron of the French Dassault Mirage, Commander of the Israeli Air Force
Battles/wars Israeli War of Independence
Suez Crisis
Six Day War
War of Attrition
1982 Lebanon War
South Lebanon conflict
Other work Director of the Israeli National Security Council

Biography[edit]

Ivry was born in Tel Aviv in 1934.[1] In 1952 he was recruited to the Israeli Air Force, where he served as a pilot of a P-51 Mustang. In 1956 he was sent to a special flight-instructors course in the UK, and became the commander of the flight-instruction school at Tel Nof Airbase. During the Sinai Campaign he served as an Ouragan pilot. in 1959 he ejected from his Dassault Super Mystère during an engagement with an Egyptian mig-17.[2] In 1962, he became the commander of the first Israeli squadron of the French Dassault Mirage. In the six day war, Ivry served as a Mirage pilot and the commander of the Mystère squadron.

From October 1977 to December 1982, he served as the ninth commander of the IAF. While he was in command, the IAI bases were moved from Sinai to the Negev, the air force took part in Operation Litani and Operation Opera. He was in command of Operation Mole Cricket 19 in the early stages of the 1982 Lebanon War.[3]

On September 2, 2003, The Boeing Company named David Ivry as president of Boeing Israel. His role is to represent the company's business interests and coordinate companywide business activities in Israel.[4]

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