Edelstein to head defense committee, ex-cop Edri tapped as Knesset director-general

Likud MK Yuli Edelstein at a conference hosted by Channel 13 in Jerusalem on July 26, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Likud MK Yuli Edelstein at a conference hosted by Channel 13 in Jerusalem on July 26, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud MK Yuli Edelstein is nominated as head of the prestigious Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Edelstein says he accepts the role “with great pride and great humility.”

Separately, Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana taps longtime Israel Police official Moshe Edri to serve as director general of the Knesset.

Edri was once considered to be in line for the job of police commissioner, but dropped out after it was revealed that he had met with polygraph examiner Hava Yodfat but failed to disclose this fact to the state vetting committee, which eventually rejected his candidacy.

Ohana says Edri’s “skills, experience and understanding of the field will greatly assist the ongoing work of the Knesset.”

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