Ofer Shelah

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Ofer Shelah
Ofer Shelach 004a.jpg
Date of birth (1960-02-09) 9 February 1960 (age 54)
Place of birth Kiryat Bialik, Israel
Knessets 19
Faction represented in Knesset
2013– Yesh Atid

Ofer Shelah (Hebrew: עפר שלח‎, born 9 February 1960) is an Israeli journalist and politician. A member of Yesh Atid, he was placed sixth on the party's list for the 2013 Knesset elections.[1]


He started his army service in 1977 and served in a paratrooper unit during the 1982 Lebanon War and ended up losing an eye in Lebanon in 1983. He later published a book about his experiences, "Guf Sheni". He has been a journalist for Maariv and Yediyot Achronot for 25 years along with hosting popular television news and sports programs. As a journalist, Shelah specialized in writing about security issues and on sports.[2]

Shelah lives in the Ginaton moshav, and is widowed with two children.[2]


  1. ^ Yesh Atid Central Elections Committee
  2. ^ a b All the kingmaker’s men, and women Times of Israel, 23 January 2013

External links[edit]

Ofer Shelah on the Knesset website