United Nations Nod Goes to Minister Erdan
Environment Minister Gilad Erdan, one of the Likud’s most vociferous opponents of the Disengagement in 2004-5, will apparently be
Following the customary weeks of disagreement between the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister over the choice of
Informed sources in the Likud Party say Erdan is likely to agree to assume the prestigious position. He was offered it several years ago, during his first term in the Knesset, but turned it down at the time.
Erdan, who turned 40 just last month, is in his third term as Knesset Member, and his first term as a Cabinet minister. Also in his resume: Chairman of the ”Al Sam” Association educating towards the dangers of drugs, founder and chairman of the Lobby for Soldiers Missing in Action, former advisor to Prime Ministers Netanyahu (in the late 90’s) and Sharon, and chairman of Likud Youth. He has gained popularity of late for his strong stand in favor of environmental concerns.
If Erdan accepts, he will replace Gabriella Shalev in I