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        2/19/2014, Adar 19, 5774

      Knesset Legal Advisor: Decide on a Permanent Chairman for Foreign Affairs C'tee

      Legal advisor to the Knesset, Attorney Eyal Yinon, said that the Knesset was obligated to decide upon a chairman for the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. For the last several months the committee has been operating with no permanent chairman at the helm.

      In a written opinion Yinon submitted, he stated "One must take into consideration the current situation, whereby an additional extension determined by the House Committee will not longer be able to be legally justifiable."

      The comments came in the wake of the controvery in the existing coaltion between the Likud and Yesh Atid factions over the naming of a committee chairman.