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Ofer Shelah

Israeli Politician

Yesh Atid

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Date of birth
(1960-02-09) 9 February 1960 (age 55)

New York University (1988), Tel Aviv University

Israeli legislative election, 2013, Israeli legislative election, 2015

Place of birth
Kiryat Bialik, Israel

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Ofer Shelah (Hebrew: עפר שלח‎‎, born 9 February 1960) is an Israeli journalist and politician. He has served as a member of the Knesset for Yesh Atid since 2013.


Ofer Shelah JERUSALEM ISRAEL June 10 2014 Israeli politician Ofer Shelah


Shelah was drafted into the IDF in 1977. He volunteered as a paratrooper in the Paratroopers Brigade, and in 1979 became an officer after completing Officer Candidate School. He served as a platoon leader and as an executive officer in the paratroopers, and took part in various raids against terrorist camps in lebanon. After he was honourabley discharged he fought as a platoon leader and as company commander in reserve Paratroopers Brigade in 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 Yedioth Ahronoth 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.

Prior to the 2013 Knesset elections he joined the new Yesh Atid party, and was placed sixth on its list. He was elected to the Knesset as the party won 19 seats. He was placed sixth on the party's list for the 2015 elections, and was re-elected as the party won 11 seats.

Shelah lives in moshav Ginaton, and is widowed with two children.


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