Major General (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir
FIDF National Director and CEO

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During his distinguished 33 years of military service in the Israel Defense Forces, Major General (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir held several command positions within the IDF, including Head of the IDF Paratroopers Brigade and the Commander of the Givati Brigade.

From 2001-2007, General Klifi held a wide range of commanding roles, including Head of Division 91 on the Israel-Lebanon border, the Head of the Joint Doctrine and Training Division of the General Staff Command, and the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Ground Forces Command.

From 2007-2010, General Klifi served as the Military Secretary to Prime Ministers Ehud Olmert and Benjamin Netanyahu and operated as the Special Security Advisor and Partner in National Security decisions.

Prior to assuming his role as national director and CEO of Friends of the IDF in September 2014, General Klifi worked as a security consultant, specializing in national security and strategic planning for governments and agencies worldwide.

General Klifi holds a B.A. in political science from Haifa University in Israel, and he is a graduate of Israel’s National Security College. He is married to Brigadier General (Res.) Gila Klifi-Amir, and they have three children.

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