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Shimon Elkabetz named new head of Army Radio

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Sunday appointed Shimon Elkabetz as commander of Army Radio, replacing Yaron Dekel.

“I have reached the conclusion that at this time he is the most suitable person to lead Army Radio to face the challenges facing the station in the world of communications,” Liberman said, wishing him success in the new position.

Elkabetz, 51, who is expected to begin his position in early September, has served as a correspondent for Army Radio in the South and as an editor on the station’s news desk where he founded and directed Radio South, Radio Tel Aviv, Radio Jerusalem and Radio Galil Israel. He currently serves as the radio director of Israel’s public broadcasting corporation.

Elkabetz thanked Liberman for “his trust and choice” and the members of the search committee for their “praiseworthy and unequivocal recommendation.”

“I was the correspondent for Army Radio in the South and Gaza Strip, and for years I edited the station’s morning shows. Army Radio was and remains a clear and important voice in public broadcasting in Israel and it will continue to be.”

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