The Commander of the ‘Pillar of Fire’ formation, Brigadier General Moni Horev, concluded his tenure today and is retiring from the IDF.

Brigadier General Moni Horev served as Commander of the ‘Pillar of Fire’ formation since 1999.

His replacement in the position is Brigadier General Ilan Harari, who served in his previous position as Chief of Staff of the Homefront Command.

Attached to this are the curriculum vitae of Brigadier General Horev and Brigadier General Harari.

Brigadier General Moni Horev
Brig. Gen. Moni Horev was enlisted into the IDF in 1976.

In the beginning of his military service he filled various positions in the “Golani” brigade, from platoon commander to deputy battalion commander.

In 1990 he was appointed commander of the Ramallah brigade, and later served as commander of the infantry center in the training base of the field units.

From 1993 to 1995 he served as “Givati” brigade commander.

During 1995-1996 Brig. Gen. Horev studied for an M.A. in “national security” in Washington, D.C.

Between 1996 and 1998 he was commander of the IDF’s officers training school.

While in his previous position as commander of the “Pillar of Fire” formation Brig. Gen. Horev began his second-degree studies in business administration at the Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva.

Brig. Gen. Horev is married and father of two children.

Brigadier General Ilan Harari
Brig. Gen. Harari was born in Israel in 1959 and was enlisted in 1977.

In the beginning of his military service he served in the “Golani” brigade as platoon commander and deputy company commander.

In 1982 he was a company commander of the company during “Operation Peace for Galilee.”

In 1984 he served as deputy battalion commander in the “Golani” brigade and in 1986 served as the brigades general staff officer.

In 1990 Harari was commander of the basic training base and in 1993-4 was brigade commander on the Lebanese border.

In his last positions he was deputy commander of the Judea and Samaria division, commander of the Nahal Brigade, and most recently served as Chief of Staff of the Homefront Command.

Brig. Gen. Harari is a graduate of the National Security College and the Command and Staff College. He has a B.A. in history from Tel Aviv University and an M.A. in political science.

Brig. Gen. Harari is married and a father of two children.