Sofer

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Ofir Sofer

Ofir Sofer, a resident of Moshav Tefahot in the Galilee, served as deputy commander of the 202th Battalion and is a major (res.) in the IDF. He is married to Adina and the father of seven children.

 

Prominent roles:

  • Member of Knesset since 2018.
  • Project manager at the Ministry for Development of the Negev and the Galilee.
  • Secretary General of the National Union Party-Tkuma.
  • Chairman of the Union of Right-Wing Parties.
  • Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Treatment and Assistance Provided to Shell-Shocked Individuals.

In 1996, as an officer in the Harouv Battalion, he evacuated the wounded from Joseph’s Tomb during the Western Wall Tunnel Riots. During the fighting he was seriously wounded. For his actions,  Ofir was awarded the Head of the Regional Command Citation. After several month of rehabilitation (he lost an eye) he returned to serve as a training officer in Harouv, and later served as a deputy commander and commander of the Paratroopers’ 202th Battalion. In 2007, he retired from active service (rank of major).

Following his military career, Ofir served as a project manager in the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee. In 2014, he was appointed Secretary-General of the National Union Party, and served in that position until 2018. In 2019, in the primaries, he was elected to second place in the National Union Party list and and placed fourth in the Union of Right-Wing Parties list.

In the 23rd Knesset, he chaired the Subcommittee on the Treatment and Assistance Provided to Shell-Shocked Individuals. The subcommittee's work and conclusions raised media and public awareness and laid the foundations for the  Nefesh Ahat (One Soul)  program.

Currently, Ofir’s parliamentary focus is to advocate  for the rights of shell-shocked veterans and post-trauma victims and promote the Negev and the Galilee.

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