Avner Shalev, retiring chairman of Yad Vashem, strides into the room with a vigor belying his 82 years, squarely faces the camera, and begins our Zoom interview. Shalev, a former IDF brigadier-general who served as bureau chief for IDF chief of staff David “Dado” Elazar, retains his crisp military bearing, and speaks plainly and to the point.
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