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About the girls in Jerusalem, the religious education, the way he did at the IPS and especially about Nata: why does the project cost more than planned and why can only the company he heads be able to build the metro as well?

Do not get off track: When will the light rail start operating in Tel Aviv?

Haim Glick, CEO of NATA: About the girls in Jerusalem, religious education, the way he did at the IPS and especially about NATA: why the project costs more than planned, why only the company he heads can also build the metro - and even what are the differences between Ron Huldai to Carmel Shama-Hacohen

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Thursday, 23 June 2022, 09:02 Updated: 13:29

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: Haim Glick, 66, CEO of NATA, Urban Transportation Routes.

Who I am: When I have a challenging task I deal with details.

I am a man of people, it is important to me that the workers trust me and know that there is someone who cares for them, a Zionist who loves the country.


Mother comes from a religious and wealthy family in Hungary.

When the war broke out the eight children walked around with a Christian identity.

Mother, who was 16, transferred money to them that held a sale for them - and her younger brothers did not know she was their sister, so that they would not cause her extradition.

At the end of the war, Grandpa returned to town and looked for his wife and children.

Someone told him that he had encountered a family looking for the father - and so they met.

Mother did not talk about what she went through then, and today, at the age of 95, when she is demented, out of the twilight of darkness she tells of dogs eating humans.

She arrived in Israel on the illegal immigration ship "Hagana" with the establishment of the state, was arrested in Atlit and began to build herself in Petah Tikva. Grandpa died in Hungary and Grandma, who came after her, opened a grocery store in Bnei Brak. And sugar, parcels of cheese wrapped in parchment, olives in large barrels.

Dad's side from the Romanian border, from a large Jewish community that was completely lost. On the death march with his brother on his shoulders and lost toes in the cold.

When he was released from the camps, he asked his brother to send him money from Israel to persuade Holocaust refugees to face their sons, and in the 1950s he immigrated to Israel.

Dad was a carpenter.

He built the furniture in the Yeshurun ​​Synagogue in Jerusalem.

He was so humble, worked from morning till night and when I asked him how he works so hard and can barely make a living, he said 'whoever owes me probably can't pay back'.

He later opened a carpentry shop with his brother.

The parents met on the broadcast, fell in love at first sight, got married in Jerusalem and from the meeting between them my brother and I were born.

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"The house was not wealthy. In ninth grade I was a good athlete and worked all summer to buy an Adidas pair" (Photo: Reuven Castro)

My childhood 1

: My beginning was in "Beit Israel" in Jerusalem, a neighborhood on the border of "Mea Shearim", an ultra-Orthodox area.

I was sent to study at a school of Agudat Israel workers.

We lived on the Jordanian border, with snipers firing at us from the border and a few months before the Six Day War we moved to Kiryat Moshe.

The house was not wealthy.

In ninth grade I was a good athlete and worked all summer to buy a pair of adidas, with which I went until the twelfth, even though my legs grew. We got the first TV when I was 16 and until then I would watch from the balcony to the neighbors' TV. Running, I thought I was a huge athlete, but I was probably very average. I was active in the youth movement of NGO workers, where I met my wife.


My wife, who taught at the College of Teachers of Torah and Literature, has retired and is currently volunteering.

She is a member of the Rakover family, builders of Jerusalem.

She attended Horev Girls 'School and I attended Boys' School.

We have five children and nine grandchildren.

"I studied in a high school yeshiva that combined full matriculation and a yeshiva institution. I was in a realistic trend, a terribly bad student" (Photo: Reuven Castro)

My childhood 2

: I studied in a high school yeshiva that combined full matriculation and a yeshiva institution.

I was in a realistic trend, a horribly bad student.

One of the hallucinatory things was that when I got the position of CEO of Bar Ilan University with three degrees, I said to my mother, 'And you were afraid I would not finish high school.' And business administration.

I had no dreams and did not see myself coming to great things.

I came from an average religious home, with lovely parents who gave everything they had and emphasized the value of being human.

I served in the Armored Corps as a tank commander, most of the time in Sinai, and one of the first things I did in the military was to be on the honor guard for those who fell on Yom Kippur.


: I studied at Bar Ilan and sold cloth diapers and pajamas.

In those days I bought at Manza hummus for ten pounds and a half a loaf of bread, and from that I lived.

We lived in Kibbutz Sha'alvim, from there we moved to Psagot and joined the founders of Efrat.

I finished my undergraduate degree when we were at Psagot.

I was sure I would get into a bank job.

Then I met a person from the admissions committee, who was the head of the CA Department of the Prison Service.


: I was offered to join a department that would be designed to employ criminal prisoners by hand and allow them to acquire a profession, employment and livelihood.

My wife was scared out of jail and thought I had fallen on my head, but I was fascinated by this world behind bars.

Because I was educated, I progressed fast.

I started as an economist, then I was appointed head of the department's planning department, assistant IPS commissioner, director of the employment department and from there I moved to command the Nitzan prison, a facility with 1,000 prisoners, where I learned to truly know the world beyond walls and appreciate prison work. In my last position I was deputy commissioner and chief of staff at Gondar rank and after six years, when I did not get the commissioner's job, I chose to get up and leave. There were political elements in the appointment.

Escape from Gilboa Prison

: A profession and it has basic work rules. I do not know all the details, but there is no doubt that the commander of the wing and the commander of the prison are to blame for the default. The commissioner is not the address, because even if she was there from morning to evening , The prison commander should know that there is an excavation and take care immediately.

"I argue that it is the ability to manage that determines and not the professional experience, if you are smart you can learn everything" (Photo: Reuven Castro)

Bar Ilan

: During my service at the IPS, I graduated with another bachelor's degree in law and a master's degree in public policy. When I was offered to manage Bar Ilan, I was hesitant. I established the Faculty of Medicine in Safed, the highlight of my work. After five years in office, they sewed a file for me and complained against me to the State Comptroller. History will judge.


: I was asked to be the representative of the private owners NIS 2.2 billion.

I did not have prior experience in the field, but I argue that the management ability is what determines and not the professional experience, if you are smart you can learn everything.

This was also the case when I moved to become the director general of the Rishon LeZion Municipality, and the same was true of Nata.

"The auditor's inspection revealed that we are in a good place in the middle in terms of the cost of construction in the world" (Photo: Reuven Castro)


: deals with the world of light rail, where the number of passengers is low, the distance between the stations is short and the frequency is high. It also deals with heavy trains, such as the metro, which carry more passengers, faster and with fewer stations. - 70 million passengers will pass through it a year, much more than on the Israel Railways. The red line will start working in November 2022, and we are in the documentation and testing phase. Each train weighs more than a hundred tons and travels without a driver, using a sophisticated



To the air without foundation. The red line will cost 18.6 billion shekels, which is a lot of money, but the auditor's inspection revealed that we are in a good place in the middle in terms of construction costs in the world. The "unpredictable", which stands at 23% in such projects, stands at only 12% with us.

It should be remembered that when we go into work, we set up and replace old infrastructure, electricity, water, plumbing, sewer and cellular.

If you look at the numbers it's not a drama.

When I heard the harsh allegations against us in the Knesset, I thought, what are you throwing mud at us?

400 people, of whom 53% are women, work around the clock.

A little respect, do not despise us.

The director general of the Ministry of Finance, Ram Blinkov, who was the chairman of NATA, did not have a bad word about our budgetary conduct.

"There is no way to carry out such a project without causing damage to residents and businesses" (Photo: Reuven Castro)


: There is no way to carry out such a project without causing damage to residents and businesses, but this is offset by the benefit of ten billion shekels a year.

When people see the train traveling, they show more understanding.

Delays: The green and purple line were delayed not because of us, but because of the circumstances around an entire village, when we gave the residents everything they deserved.

The Treasury did not allow us to open the tender envelope and start work.

We have signed agreements with the winning groups of the tenders and we will see if they can speed up the work, when the opening will be between 2027 - 2028. This is a normal time frame.

In Amsterdam it took 16 years.

Stacking difficulty in local authorities

: I must positively mention the Tel Aviv Municipality. We dig it to know, severely damage transportation and yet we have an amazing collaboration.

I have nothing personal against Carmel Shama, but the city of Raj does not like Nata.

When he took office he discovered that the train was passing over the ground and decided that it should pass under it.

We explained that it was an unchangeable engineering element and since then it has been interfering with us, harming jobs around the city and going to court against us.

After the municipality lost in three sets, a new spirit begins to blow in the city.

"The delays in building the light rail are not our fault" (Photo: Reuven Castro)

Construction of the metro

: We deserve to set up the project, because the delays in the construction of the light rail are not our fault and our experience of how to replace it.

The honor of Israel Railways, which is an excellent body, in its place, but they do not have the tools to deal with the integration of the content world of the urban field and the integration of civil engineering.

Nothing official has been signed yet, but the transport minister has announced that we will clean up the metro.

Travel on Saturday: This issue does not depend on us is not related to the professional ability of


. The tool can travel above and below ground with and without a driver, the system is super sophisticated and the decision is political

. Our partnerships are international companies. I like to dive, because it's the only place where the phone does not ring


: I would not have entered a project of this magnitude if I had not felt I could stand it.

My agreement with the state is for five years, three have already passed and is subject to extension.

Days will tell what will happen.

I see the position as a Zionist challenge and would like to thank the people of NATA who work for the state.

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Source: walla

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