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Likud’s Gallant slated to head Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Education Minister Yoav Gallant speaks at the Israel Prize ceremony in Jerusalem, prior to Israel's 73 Independence Day, on April 11, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Education Minister Yoav Gallant speaks at the Israel Prize ceremony in Jerusalem, prior to Israel's 73 Independence Day, on April 11, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee — temporary until committee appointments are finalized — will convene tomorrow to vote to approve Likud MK Yoav Gallant as its new head.

Gallant, a former head of the IDF’s Southern Command, was recommended by the Arrangements Committee, which is responsible for forming the 25th Knesset’s parliamentary panels.

The Likud MK is also considered a top contender for the position of defense minister, in which case the committee would find a new chief.

 

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