David Tzur

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David Tzur
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Date of birth (1959-07-15) 15 July 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth Istanbul, Turkey
Year of aliyah 1965
Knessets 19
Party represented in Knesset
2013– Hatnuah

David Tzur (Hebrew: דָּוִד צוּר; born 15 July 1959) is an Israeli politician and former policeman. A member of Hatnuah, he was placed sixth on the party's list for the 2013 Knesset elections.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Tzur immigrated to Israel at the age of six and settled in Ashkelon.[2] He began his career with Israel Police in the Counter-Terrorism Unit. In the mid-1990s he took a leave of absence to work as a security consultant for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. When he returned to Israel he was appointed Deputy Chief of the Operations Department of the police force.[2]

In 2000 Tzur became Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Public Security.[2] He served as commander of the Israel Border Police between 2002 and 2004, and the District Commander of the Police in Tel Aviv from 2004 to 2008. He had previously served as commander of an elite counter-terrorism unit in the Israel Defense Forces and the Coastal Plain District Police.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hatnuah Central Elections Committee
  2. ^ a b c Maj. Gen. (Ret.) David Tsur Israel HLS 2012
  3. ^ T.A. District Police Commander David Tzur announces retirement Haaretz, 19 April 2007

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