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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021

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Amikam Norkin

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An Israeli general and outgoing commander of the Israeli Air Force, Amikam Norkin was born in Israel to parents who made Aliyah from Romania. Appointed as head of the Air Force in 2017, Norkin’s distinguished military career included becoming the youngest F-15 pilot in the world, following his graduation from the IAF Flight Academy in 1985. He served in Israel’s war against Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006, taking command of “Operation Density,” in which the majority of the Iranian-backed terror organization’s Fajr missiles were destroyed in the space of 34 minutes. After four years as head of the Air Force, Norkin will now be replaced by Maj. Gen. Tomer Bar, who currently leads the IDF’s Force Design Directorate. (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)

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