General Iftach Ron-Tal, new president of Special in Uniform,
honors a soldier from the IDF's homefront command unit.
General Ron-Tal is a former commander of the IDF Ground Forces Command and former head of the Israel Port Authority, the government agency that operates and manages Israel's seaports in Haifa, Ashdod, and Eilat. Currently, he serves as chairman of Israel Electric Corporation.
Ron-Tal shared a few thoughts with the JNF blog as we head into February, Jewish Disability Awareness Month.
How does an inclusive society benefit society as a whole?
Building a society that looks beyond a person's disability is a win-win situation. It's a key measure of the civilization we hope to build together, and if there is one thing the Jewish people have to offer humanity, it's the notion that we are all created in the image of God.