“It is greatly important for us to shape and implement our relationships and interaction with the Palestinian Authority’s civil and security apparatuses as well as the international system, in order to provide a stable base for a possible future agreement”

Date: 06/10/2009, 12:47 PM    

On Sunday December 6th, 2009 Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot was officially appointed Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), in a formal ceremony that took place at the School of Coordination of Government Operations in the Territories, in Yadin Base (“Zrifin”) at the presence of the Minister of Defense, Mr. Ehud Barak and the IDF (Zahal) Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Maj. Gen. Beni Ganz.

Maj. Gen. Dangot will replace Maj. Gen. Amos Gilad who served as acting COGAT for over a year.

The newly appointed COGAT, Maj. Gen Eitan Dangot, said during the ceremony: “The purpose and aim of the COGAT is important and sensitive as well as highly influential on government and security processes. It is very important for us to shape and implement our relationships and interaction with the Palestinian Authority’s civil and security apparatuses as well as the international system, in order to serve as an important and supportive layer to the Israeli government, the entire country, in actions that aim to provide a stable base for a possible future agreement.”

The Minister of Defense, Mr. Ehud Barak also spoke at the ceremony and thanked Maj. Gen. Amos Gilad for his willingness to take on such a consuming and complex position during such difficult periods, such as Operation Cast Lead and the current enforcement policy taking place in the Judea and Samaria region, while still serving as the head of the political-security apparatus.

The outgoing COGAT, Maj. Gen Amos Gilad said during the ceremony: “Over the past year we have faced challenges that prove the complexity and outstanding prominence of this organization, including the operation in Gaza which brought quiet to the Southern communities. The Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria established relationships which created calm and enabled broad military and government activity for every possible scenario – from deterioration to maintaining the status quo.”

Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot – Curriculum Vitae

1978- Drafted to the IDF (Zahal) Artillery Corps.
1978-1989- Different commanding positions, among them – Chief Instructor in the Artillery Training School.
1982- Commanded a battery in Lebanon during Shlom Ha’Galil (the First Lebanon War).
1989-1990- Commander of the Reshef Battalion.
1990-1992- Commander of the Artillery Corps Commanders’ School.
1995-1997- Commander of the Artillery Corps Training Center and Artillery Officer of the Northern Command.
1997-1999- Commander of the Artillery Corps Training School.
1999-2001- Head of the Strategic Planning Division in the IDF (Zahal) Planning Directorate.
2001- 2004- Home Front Command Execute Officer.
2004-2009- Military Secretary of the Minister of Defense.

Maj. Gen. Dangot has a BA in Computer Science and Economics from Bar Ilan University.
Maj. Gen. Dangot is married to Orna Dangot and the father of four children.