Major General Yehoshua Saguy
(, born 27 September 1933) is an Israeli
former intelligence officer and politician. He served as director of the Military Intelligence Directorate
between 1979 and 1983, and as a Knesset member for Likud
from 1988 until 1992.
Born in Jerusalem
during the Mandate era
, Saguy attended a local high school, and later gained a BA in history and international relations from Tel Aviv University
He entered the Israeli Defense Forces in 1951. From 1953 to 1954 he served in the Southern Command
, fulfilling field duties. During the Suez Crisis
in 1956, he served as intelligence officer of the Armored Corps and as commander of a reconnaissance unit. Following the 1956 war, he served as an Intelligence Officer with the 7th Brigade, and later assistance intelligence officer. From 1967 until 1970 he was an Intelligence Officer in the Southern Command, and during the Yom Kippur War
was a Divisional Intelligence Officer.
In 1974 he became assistance to the Research head at the Military Intelligence Directorate, and from 1978 until 1979 was deputy head of the unit. In February 1979 he was appointed head. However, he was sacked in 1983 following the recommendations of the Kahan Commission
, which had determined that he was guilty of indifference during massacres
refugee camps in Israeli-occupied Lebanon
, and resigned from the army.
After leaving the IDF, He won a place on the Likud... Read More