Former Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai congratulated Avi Dichter, his successor. “You have received an important and complicated task, at the forefront of Israel’s current security industry. The Home Front is readier than ever before, and much remains to be accomplished towards future challenges.
“I have known Avi since our service in the IDF, and as Director of the Shin Bet, and he is a worthy appointment. He puts deeds before words, just what the job requires. I trust he will get the job done. We will now efficiently and intensely overlap.”