About Mordechai Bar-On
Mordechai Bar-On (Hebrew: מרדכי בר-און, born 26 December 1928) is an Israeli historian and former IDF Chief Education Officer and politician.
Born in Tel Aviv during the Mandate era, Bar-On was a member of the IDF's first officer training course in 1948. He became a platoon commander and company commander in the Givati Brigade, and in 1954 established the Academic Pool. The following year he became head of the History Department of the General Staff, before being appointed head of the Chief of Staff's bureau in 1958.
From 1961 until 1963 he served as the deputy Chief Education Officer in the Education and Youth Corps, before becoming its head in 1963. He was demobilized in 1968.
After leaving the IDF, he worked for the Jewish Agency for Israel, heading its Youth and Pioneering Department until 1977.
He became one of the leaders of the Peace Now movement, and was elected to the Knesset in 1984 on the Ratz list. However, he resigned from the Knesset on 26 November 1986, and was replaced by David Zucker.
About מרדכי בר-און (עברית)
מרדכי (מורל'ה) בר-און (נולד ב-26 בדצמבר 1928), הוא היסטוריון ודוקטור להיסטוריה. בעבר היה ראש לשכת הרמטכ"ל משה דיין ולאחר מכן קצין חינוך ראשי, חבר הכנסת מטעם מפלגת ר"ץ ופעיל שמאל