Moshe Ya'alon

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Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon (Hebrew: משה יעלון; born Moshe Smilansky on 24 June 1950) is an Israeli politician and former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, who also served as Israel's Defense Minister under Benjamin Netanyahu from 2013 until his resignation on 20 May 2016. Ya'alon ran for Knesset in 2019 as the number three member of the Blue and White party, a joint list created by the merging of the Israel Resilience Party, led by former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz, and Yesh Atid, led by Yair Lapid. Ya'alon briefly served as the number 2 on the Yesh Atid-Telem list that was created following the 2020 Israeli legislative election. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moshe Ya'alon has received more than 264,335 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Moshe Ya'alon is the 9,340th most popular politician (down from 9,149th in 2019), the 196th most popular biography from Israel (down from 180th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular Israeli Politician.

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Among politicians, Moshe Ya'alon ranks 9,340 out of 15,710Before him are Gertrude of Süpplingenburg, Harilal Gandhi, Jan P. Syse, Kiến Phúc, Petro Shelest, and Diego Martínez Barrio. After him are Saigō Jūdō, Euphemus, Missak Manouchian, John Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg, Pietro Grimani, and Saadeddine Othmani.

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Among people born in 1950, Moshe Ya'alon ranks 160Before him are Terry Gou, James Rothman, Dudu Georgescu, Bruce Boxleitner, Yuen Wah, and Takao Orii. After him are Carl Palmer, Genesis P-Orridge, Andrzej Szarmach, Keizo Imai, Bertrand Delanoë, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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Among people born in Israel, Moshe Ya'alon ranks 196 out of 389Before him are Dana International (1969), Peter I, Count of Alençon (1251), Naomi Shemer (1930), May Ziade (1886), Michel Sabbah (1933), and Moshe Safdie (1938). After him are Ralph Bakshi (1938), Rehavam Ze'evi (1926), Achinoam Nini (1969), Mordechai Gur (1930), Dan Halutz (1948), and Ahron Daum (1951).


Among politicians born in Israel, Moshe Ya'alon ranks 73Before him are Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni (1907), Ahmed Jibril (1938), Reuven Shiloah (1909), Hugh I of Cyprus (1194), Ron Huldai (1944), and Peter I, Count of Alençon (1251). After him are Rehavam Ze'evi (1926), Mordechai Gur (1930), Gabi Ashkenazi (1954), Alexander of Judaea (-100), Dalia Itzik (1952), and Yair Lapid (1963).

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