Yoav Mordechai

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Yoav Mordechai
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Born (1964-03-25) 25 March 1964 (age 54)
Allegiance  Israel
Rank Aluf (major general)
Commands held IDF Spokesperson, Head of the Civil Administration in the West Bank

Yoav (Poli) Mordechai (Hebrew: יואב מרדכי‎; born 25 March 1964 in Jerusalem) is a major general (aluf) in the Israel Defense Forces, serving since 2014 as the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories.

Mordechai was recruited to the IDF in 1982 and served as a soldier and an officer in the 51st Battalion of the Golani Brigade.[1] Then he served in the Research Department in the Intelligence Directorate, and in an operational unit in the branch. In 2001 he was appointed to be chief of coordination and connection headquarters in Gaza, and later served as chief of civilian administration in the West Bank in the staff of the Government's Actions Coordinator in the Territories.

From April 7, 2011, to October 14, 2013, Mordechai served as the IDF Spokesperson. On January 29, 2014, following his promotion to the rank of aluf (major general), Mordechai was appointed as the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories.

Mordechai speaks fluent Arabic. He has a Master's Degree of government and politics and additional Master's degree in National Security studies in the frame of the National Security College.

Mordechai is married and a father to three daughters.

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  1. ^ Lilach Shoval (March 21, 2011). "דובר צה"ל הבא: תא"ל יואב (פולי) מרדכי" [Next IDF's Spokesperson: Brig. Gen. Yoav (Poli) Mordechai]. Israel HaYom (in Hebrew). Retrieved August 22, 2014.