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        2/16/2014, Adar 16, 5774

      Knesset Speaker Slams Lack of Defense Committee Chair


      Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein attacked, Sunday, the delay in a decision on a chairman for the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. The position has been open since November, when former chairman Avigdor Lieberman returned to his post as foreign minister, following his trial on corruption charges.

      Interviewed by the Knesset television channel, Edelstein said the defense minister, Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, prime minister, foreign minister and head of the Shabak security are doing what they please without having to report to anyone, leaving the Knesset without reports on their activities and no avenue for acting on their offices' financial requests.

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