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Yishai Beer

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Native name  Hebrew: ישי בר‎
Rank  Aluf
Allegiance  Israel
Years of service  1974 - 2008
Unit  Paratroopers Brigade
Name  Yishai Beer

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Commands held  President of the Israeli Military Court of Appeals
Battles/wars  Operation Entebbe Operation Litani
Education  London School of Economics and Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Battles and wars  Operation Entebbe, 1978 South Lebanon conflict

Service/branch  Israel Defense Forces

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Aluf Yishai Beer (Hebrew: ישי בר‎‎; born 1956) is a former general in the Israel Defense Forces, head of a reserve call-up, and former President of the Israeli Military Court of Appeals.


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He was drafted into the IDF in 1974 and joined the Paratroopers Brigade. Two years later he took part as a platoon leader in Operation Entebbe, freeing Israeli hostages flown to Uganda. He also participated in Operation Litani and as a reserve in the 1982 Lebanon War. He rejoined the regular service in May 2002 when he was appointed to his current post, although as a doctor of law, he continues to work as a Law professor. During his career Beer received a B.A. from Hebrew University and an M.A. from the London School of Economics. In November 2008, Beer announced his retirement from the IDF.

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Academic achievements

LL.B. (honors), Hebrew University, 1983; LL.M., London School of Economics, 1986; Ph.D., Hebrew University, 1990. Law clerk to Justice Dov Levin, Israel Supreme Court, 1983-95. Admitted to the Israel Bar Association, 1985. Lecturer in Law, 1992; Senior Lecturer in Law, 1994. Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School in 1990-92, and Research Fellow at New York University Stern School of Business in 1993. Academic awards include: the Argov Scholarship at the London School of Economics (1986); the Golda Meir Prize (1987), the Milken Prize for Outstanding Teaching (1990), and the Bloomfield Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis in the Social Sciences (1991) from the Hebrew University; and a research grant from the Israel Science Foundation – Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1994–96). His research interests are taxation, especially of financial instruments.


Recent publications include:

  • “The Taxation of Interest Swaps and the Financial Service Charge: Toward a Consistent Approach,” 1 Florida Tax Review (1994) pp. 729–743;
  • “Taxation of Non-Profit Organisations: Towards Efficient Tax Rules,” British Tax Review (1995) pp. 156–172;
  • “Taxation of Complex Transactions: Do Not Ignore the Options,” 29 Mishpatim (1998) pp. 213–239 (in Hebrew).
  • References

    Yishai Beer Wikipedia