Richard Hecht is an International Spokesperson of the Israel Defense Forces. He has been serving in the position for 1 year and 3 months since August 2022.
Richard has been providing updates on the ongoing attack on Israel by the Hamas. As of now, around 44 Israeli soldiers have been killed since Saturday’s attack by Hamas on Israel.
@c4news Lieutenant Colonel Richard Hecht, a spokesman for the Israeli army, tells Cathy Newman Israel will go for ‘Hamas targets’, avoiding civilians, in retaliation to the surprise attack on Saturday. #israel #hamas #palestine #gaza #gazastrip #c4news ♬ original sound – Channel 4 News
Taking his X (formerly Twitter) account on Sunday, 8 October 2023, Richard said that Hamas attacked Israel on the ground, in the air, and also through the sea. He also revealed that the Hamas did not go for military targets and instead went for civilians.
Richard said in a live video on X,
We are going to do whatever is needed. The style of the attack is barbaric. In a way, this is our 9/11. And even more than that, it attacked the party going on in the Gaza Strip. Attacking civilians, kidnapping a grandmother. A lot of my friends near the strip are affected by this. Soldiers have been killed. There are real stories of heroes that engaged with terrorists.
Richard further mentioned that the attack was against International Law and Islam, and his country would act very severely against it.
— Lt. Col. Richard Hecht (@LtColRichard) October 8, 2023
Now, let’s learn about Richard Hecht Wikipedia, age, wife, parents, married, bio, salary, net worth, ethnicity, and other interesting facts.
Richard Hecht Wikipedia: Age, Parents, Ethnicity
Richard Hecht was born in 1974 in Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland. He is currently 49 years of age. Richard now holds Scottish and Israeli nationality.
Talking about his family, Richard immigrated to Israel from Scotland with his parents in 1983. He was just 9 years old at that time when his family settled in an absorption center in Netanya.
More than a year later, Richard and his parents moved to Kibbutz El-Rom in the Golan Heights. Richard was always inspired by his grandfather who served in the RAF.
While in Scotland, Richard attended Calderwood Lodge Primary School, the only Jewish school in the country. He also studied in America before earning a Bachelor of Law degree in LLB and Political Science from Reichman University in 2008.
Richard is Jewish and he has a white ethnicity.
Richard Hecht Salary and Net Worth
Inspired by his grandfather, Richard joined the army at age 18 as he served in a combat unit in the West Bank and the Lebanese border. He was a Battalion Commander at the Israel Defense Forces for 1 year and 10 months from September 2011 to June 2013.
Later in 2013, Richard decided to go full-scale into foreign affairs and policy. He then served as the head of the North American desk at the IDF, in charge of strategic defense relations with the United States. Richard held the position for 4 years till January 2017.
— Israel National News – Arutz Sheva (@ArutzSheva_En) July 3, 2023
After that, Richard joined the Israeli Air Force as the Head of IAF International Relations. He served in the position for 2 years and 11 months from January 2017 to November 2019.
Based on his LinkedIn profile, Richard was then a Transitioning Lt. Col. of Project Management and International Strategy at the Israeli Air Force from January 2020 to September 2020. From September 2020 to August 2022, he served as a BD and International Marketing Director at CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd.
Since August 2022, Richard has been working as an IDF International Spokesperson. He earns a decent salary from his professional work which boosts his total net worth.
Is Richard Hecht Married? Who Is His Wife?
Richard is a married man! He has been happily married to his wife, Zohara Pur.
Richard met his wife Zohara at Kibbutz, Israel when he was just 22 years old. He now raises two daughters with his wife. His younger daughter is now 16 years of age.
When Richard met Zohara, the latter had arrived at Kibbutz to do her military service. She now serves as a Strategic Adviser to the Israeli Ambassador to the UN.
Previously, Zohara worked as a Marketing and Business Development Consultant at Deloitte from May 2021 to May 2022. She was also a Marketing and Business Development Manager at HUJI JLM Career Center from April 2020 to July 2021.
As of now, Richard and his family reside in Tel Aviv.