|Native name||ידידיה יערי|
|Born||30 June 1947 (age 65)
Merhavia (kibbutz), Land of Israel
|Allegiance||Israel Defense Forces|
|Years of service||1965–2004|
|Commands held||Commander of the Israeli Navy|
|Other work||President of defense firm Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd|
In July 1969, as a commando in Shayetet 13, he was badly wounded and mistakenly declared dead during Operation Bulmus 6 - the assault on fortified Green Island, Egypt, in the Gulf of Suez (jointly with Sayeret Matkal).
After retiring from active army service, Ya'ari worked as an assistant cameraman for three years at Herzliya Studios. During the Yom Kippur war he re-joined the IDF. Ya'ari is president of defense firm Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
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