With chairmanship up in the air, Yad Vashem names Ronen Plot as acting head

The Yad Vashem directorate elects Ronen Plot to serve as its deputy chairman, meaning he will be acting chairman once Avner Shalev retires at the end of the year.

Plot, the mayor of Nof HaGalil, will serve in the position until a permanent chairman is named by the Knesset.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tapped far-right Israeli politician Effi Eitam to the post, to much outrage. But the new elections have precluded a vote on Eitam taking place for some time.