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        12/10/2013, Tevet 7, 5774

      Edelstein to Seek Support for Temporary C'tee Chairman

      When he returns from the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, Knesset Speaker Yoel Yuli Edelstein is expected to ask the heads of the different Knesset factions to support his choice for temporary chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee for three months until the head of a permanent chairman. Then the proposal will be brought to the Knesset's House Committee.

      The nominees are Chairman Amram Mitzna of the Education, Culture and Sports Committee and Deputy Speaker Meir Sheetrit, both members of the Hatenua' party. The seat has been vacant since the return of Avigdor Liberman to head the Foreign Ministry in a standoff between supporters of Yesh Atid's Ofer Shelah and Likud Beytenu's Tzachi Hanegbi.