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Roni Daniel, News 12 journalist, passed away at the age of 73 - Walla! news

2021-07-26T12:39:25.336Z

The senior military journalist and commentator died at his home, apparently from a heartbreaking incident, after about five decades of a journalistic career in which he worked for Kol Yisrael, Gali Tzahal and educational television, among others. President Herzog:



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Roni Daniel, a News 12 journalist, has died at the age of 73

The senior military journalist and commentator died at his home, apparently from a heartbreaking incident, after about five decades of a journalistic career in which he worked for Kol Yisrael, Gali Tzahal and educational television, among others. President Herzog:

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Monday, 26 July 2021, 14:57 Updated: 15:30

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Roni Daniel, a veteran and senior reporter at News 12, passed away today (Monday) at the age of 73 at his home from a heart attack. Daniel, the company's security commentator, was a heavy smoker. According to sources in the channel, there have been many times recently where he did not feel well.



Behind Daniel is a journalistic career that has lasted for about five decades, since he joined Kol Yisrael in 1971 as a reporter in the fields of transportation and agriculture. After a while, he began to cover the security field, and during the Yom Kippur War he was the first reporter to go up to Mount Hermon with Golani fighters.



In the 1980s, he worked for the IDF, and in the early 1990s he co-hosted the educational "Communication Portfolio" program. In 1993, he joined Channel 2 and served as a military and security correspondent for the new news company, and has since become one of its symbols.



The popular military commentator was a military man himself, with the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Regiment.

Among other things, he fought in the Six Day War on the Egyptian front, was wounded - but returned to the battlefield.

Later he participated in the fighting also in the war of attrition.

He was later appointed commander of the Golani Reserve Battalion, and also served as a battalion commander in the Negev Brigade.

50 years of journalistic career.

Roni Daniel (Photo: Aviv Hofi)

"The news company mourns the death of our friend, military commentator Roni Daniel, who passed away today at the age of 73," News 12 said.

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The members of News 12 pay tribute to Roni Daniel: "The man who wanted not to spoil"

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"Not just a military commentator."

Roni Daniel (Photo: Government Press Office, Moshe Milner)

Many mourned Daniel and sent condolences to his family, including President Yitzhak Herzog.

"We have lost the unique, honest and confident, honest and professional soundtrack of a man-loving journalist, a lover of the state and a lover of the people," the president said. His last day. "



"Roni Daniel, the man who combined journalism with patriotism and Zionism, passed away today," Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said. "Roni was not just a military commentator. "Of the kibbutz and the city together. He visited when necessary, gave a good word when he arrived. He will be missed by all of us on the screen, and in hearts."

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