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Lapid says his sister-in-law has resigned from KKL-JNF board, continues to defend appointment

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a Yesh Adit faction meeting at the Knesset on November 8, 2021. (Oliiver Fitoussi/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a Yesh Adit faction meeting at the Knesset on November 8, 2021. (Oliiver Fitoussi/Flash90)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid says his sister-in-law has stepped down from her post at Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) following criticism for appointing her to the organization’s board of directors.

Lapid says Keren Ilil has also resigned all her positions in his Yesh Atid party, while continuing to defend appointing his sister-in-law to the KKL-JNF board.

The Yesh Atid chief blames “the wild attacks on social media” and lashes out at opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu for criticizing the appointment.

“Those who spin and the corrupt won this battle. We will remain here to ensure they don’t win the war,” he writes on Facebook.

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