1943 (age 74–75)|
Kfar Bialik, Mandatory Palestine
|Allegiance||Israel Defense Forces|
|Years of service||1961–1995|
|Commands held||Golani Brigade, 36th Division, Southern Command, GOC Army Headquarters, Military Intelligence Directorate, Commander GOC Army Headquarters|
War of Attrition
Yom Kippur War
1982 Lebanon War
South Lebanon conflict
|Other work||Chairman of Mekorot|
Uri Sagi (Hebrew: אורי שגיא; born 5 August 1943) is an Israeli retired general who held several prominent posts including commander of the Golani Brigade and chief of the IDF's Military Intelligence Directorate.
Uri Sagi was born in Kiryat Bialik during the Mandate era, a seventh generation native of Palestine. He is married to Gilo and has three children. He had a fourth daughter born outside of marriage who died of leukemia at age 19.
Sagi was drafted into the IDF in 1961 and did his military service in the Golani Brigade, of which he became commander in 1976-1977. He served in the Brigade as a soldier, a squad leader. In 1963 he became an infantry officer after completing Officer Candidate School and return to the Golani Brigade. In The Six Day War he served as a company commander in Golani Brigade's 51 battalion and fought in the Golan Heights. Afterwards he commanded Golani Brigade's Reconnaissance company during the War of Attrition. Sagi led Golani Brigade's 13 battalion and served as in the IDF's Operations Directorate during the Yom Kippur War. Sagi commanded the Golani Brigade and led a force of officers and soldiers from the brigade in Operation Entebbe. Afterwards he commanded the 36th Division, the IDF's Southern Command, the GOC Army Headquarters. In 1991 he was appointed as the chief of the Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate. Sagi retired in 1995.
The Spy Machine
- "Syria Can be a Stabilizing Force" by Uri Sagie, Ex IDF Intelligence Chief
- Mekorot gets union okay to cut 190 jobs
- אורי שגיא: הוחמץ שלום עם סוריה
- Akiva Eldar, Deciding What We Do Want, Not Only What We Don't, Haaretz, July 06, 2007.
- Amir Oren, Former Israeli Intelligence Chief: Netanyahu and Barak Dangerously Stoking Flames of War, Haaretz, August 17, 2012.