Major General (Res.) Yitzhak (Jerry) Gershon is National Director and CEO of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF). He has more than 32 years of distinguished military experience. General Gershon commanded top combat units in the IDF, with much of his service being on the front lines in Lebanon and Judea/Samaria. General Gershon coordinated numerous special operations during the first Lebanon War and the “Defensive Shield” operation during the second Intifada, and led the Home Front Command in the second Lebanon war.
In November, 2008, Major General Gershon joined Friends of the IDF (FIDF) as the National Director and CEO.
General Gershon earned a BA and MA in Political Science (minor in Middle East studies) from Haifa University. He is a graduate of the British Royal College of Defense Studies
in London. General Gershon is married and father of 4 children.