Yaron Be'eri

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Yaron Be'eri
Native name
ירון בארי
Born (1962-12-17) December 17, 1962 (age 60)
Beit Yitzhak, Israel
Years of service
  • 1981–2011 (IDF)
  • 2011-2016 (Israel Police)
RankBrigadier General
  • Commander of IDF's Manpower Directorate award (2007)
  • Israel Police Award (2012)
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  • Bachelor's degree in Multidisciplinary Social Sciences
  • MBA
Alma mater
  • University of Haifa
  • University of Derby

Yaron Be'eri (in Hebrew: ירון בארי; born December 17, 1962) is a retired Major General of Israel Police[1]; he served as head of the Human Resources Division and as the head of the Traffic Division[2]. He served in the IDF as an officer in the rank of Brigadier and in his last position in the IDF he headed the Manpower Division of the "Ground Arm Command" (GA), (known unofficially as MAZI). Be'eri served as chairman of "Hever" (a consumer club for the welfare of permanent and retired members of the IDF), as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the "Otsar Hahayal" bank, as chairman of the Police Officers' Fund organization, and in 2019, he was appointed Director General of the consolidated body of the Libi Fund and the Association for the Wellbeing of IDF Soldiers[3].


Be'eri was born and raised in Moshav Beit Yitzhak in Emek Hefer, his father is a farmer and his mother is a teacher. Be'eri holds a Bachelor's degree in Multidisciplinary Social Sciences from the University of Haifa and a Master degree (MBA) in Business Administration, University of Derby.

Military Service (1981–2011)

In 1981, Be'eri enlisted in the IDF as a fighter in the Armored Corps, and participated in the First Lebanon War. During his participation in the Armored Officers Course, Be'eri was severely injured and underwent a long recovery period, at the end of which he decided to continue in permanent standing military service and joined the Adjutant Corps. Be'eri performed a variety of field roles, served as the Adjutant Corps commander of the Nahal Brigade, and then was appointed Chief of Staff of the Commander of IDF's Manpower Directorate - Yoram (Yaya) Yair. In 1996, Be'eri took the role of aide to MK's (Major General Retired) Uri Or, as the Military Secretary to the Deputy Minister of Defense.

In 2001, he was appointed as the Adjutant Corps commander of the Northern Command and co-structured the command infrastructure after the withdrawal from Lebanon. In 2005, he was appointed head of the IDF Department of the Individuals as well as Chairman of "Hever" Organization[4]. During his tenure, Be'eri, among other things, managed and led the IDF individual care and welfare system in the regular, permanent and reserve service, led and assimilated the personal affairs, welfare programs - ""Different personal affairs, welfare Service Program" " - a strategic change to maximize efficiency and decentralize the treatment processes of the compulsory IDF soldiers. He took part in the formulation of the IDF pension tender alongside the absorption of accrued pension for the newly recruits. Be'eri served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for the Wellbeing of IDF Soldiers and co-founded the "Adopt a battalion" project ("Ametz lochem").

During those years, Be'eri served as a member of the board of directors of "Otzar Ha'hayal" Bank and took an active part (in the administrative, legal, business and economic aspects) in the process of transferring the ownership of the bank to the "First International Group" and was a member of the Bank's Credit Committee.

In 2008, Be'eri was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and was appointed as head of the Manpower Division of the IDF Ground Forces Brigade, where he was involved, among other things, in developing, leading and assimilating a new concept for the treatment of IDF Ground unit recruits, leading a program for Ethiopian soldiers in the ground units, and assimilating a unique absorption and welfare program tailored to recruits for initial training in the ground units.

After the military service (2011–2016)

In 2011, Be'eri was called into service by Yohanan Danino, who was at the time the Commissioner of the Israel Police. He was promoted to Deputy Commissioner and served as head of the Human Resources Division[5]. In the framework of this position, Be'eri led the "Thinking of People" program, which created a change in organizational perceptions and in the approach of the police and its commanders towards the people serving in the organization – starting from the recruitment concept and process, the terms of service (including the raising of salaries) and strengthening a direct bond with the policemen. The activities that Be'eri led included a change and streamlining the recruitment to the Israel Police, the consolidation of all the schools and academies into one hub in Beit Shemesh - the "National Police Academy", the establishment and positioning of the "Thinking of People" website, the development of programs that promote excellence, a strategic change in the Police Officers' Fund and more.

In 2015, Be'eri was appointed head of the Israel Police's Traffic Division and led a reorganization in the structure of the police traffic system, as well as, among other things, led a public hearing on the subject of road safety in the Knesset Economics Committee [6][7]. Be'eri incorporated a new system for predicting traffic accident and increased the traffic Division organism by 900 new manpower positions. In May 2015, Be'eri was interrogated without warning, in the Ronel Fisher case[8] - the investigation refuted and cleared all allegations against him[9]. In November 2016, Be'eri decided to retire from the Israel Police after completing the change he led in the Traffic Division system[10] [11].

In 2017, Be'eri was appointed Executive Vice President of the Aura Company and in May 2019, was appointed by a committee headed by the Chairman of the "Yahad" - United for Israel's Soldiers" Association, Major General retired Yoram (Yaya) Yair, as CEO of the Libi Foundation And the Association for the Wellbeing of IDF Soldiers, and in June he replaced Brigadier General retired Ilan Tal[12].

Be'eri served as member of the boards of directors of a number of bodies, including the "Otzar Ha'hayal" Bank, the "Hever" organization and the Association for the Wellbeing of IDF Soldiers.

Be'eri is married to Ilanit, an interior designer, and he is a father of four children.


  • In 2007, he received the Commander of IDF's Manpower Directorate award for excellence for leading the "Different personal affairs, welfare Service Program" in the IDF.
  • In 2012, he received the Israel Police Award for excellence on leading the "Thinking of People" program.


  1. ""Commissioner introduces new police command staff"". news1. Idan Yosef.
  2. "Elharar: Not enough speed cameras are being installed". jpost. MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN.
  3. "Who were invited and arrived in the evening to the Kirya in Tel Aviv". globes. Shiri Dover.
  4. "People will eat gravel from a tractor's paw in retirement counseling". globes. Ron Stein.
  5. "haaretz". Controversial Cop Takes Over as Jerusalem Police Chief. Yaniv Kubovich.
  6. "Slight improvement in the condition of the wounded bride". bhol. Eli Schlesinger.
  7. "The number 1 cause of accidents - cellular driving". globes. Hadas Magen.
  8. "Fisher Scandal: Investigation against Major General in Israel Police". jerusalemonline. Tom Dolev.
  9. "Penalty to Rep. Yaron Barry for posting on Facebook". posta. Jecky Chen.
  10. "צומת דרכים: הסיבה הנסתרת לפרישה של ראש אגף התנועה". maariv. שמואל אבואב. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  11. "New Head of the Traffic Division: Doron Yadid". news1. Idan Yosef.
  12. "New CEO for Yahad". israelhayom. Lilach Shuval.

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