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MK Dov Lipman Announces ‘Congressman’ Hours

MK Rabbi Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid) has announced he will meet weekly with “constituents”, to fulfill a promise to “serve as a congressman.”
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 2/10/2013, 12:38 PM

Yesh Atid MK Rabbi Dov Lipman
Yesh Atid MK Rabbi Dov Lipman
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MK Rabbi Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid) has announced he is making himself available to meet with “constituents” on a weekly basis, fulfilling a commitment to “serve as a congressman.”

In a statement sent to media Sunday morning, Lipman said the brief weekly meeting hours would be part of his fulfillment of that promise.

“I truly wish I had an English speaking MK to turn to for assistance for a few issues immediately following our aliyah eight and a half years ago, and I am happy that I am now in a position to help others who can use some help,” Lipman said.

“I look forward to working with my staff to accommodate as many people as possible during the hours which we were able to set aside for this important purpose during my busy Knesset schedule.”

Lipman is an American oleh (new immigrant) who lives in Beit Shemesh. Last week  following the inauguration ceremony on the 19th Knesset he echoed the need for national unity which was stressed during Netanyahu's speech to the 120 Knesset members. Lipman told Arutz Sheva that he was confident in the next government's ability to work together, saying he had a "tremendous responsibility as a hareidi in Yesh Atid to make sure that we continue on our path which is everyone working together.'  

"We agree on about 80 percent of the issues…lets move forward on the 80 percent and deal with the disagreements and compromises here and there," he added. 

Readers with specific questions for the MK, as well as those who would like to meet with him in his Knesset office, have been asked to email his office by clicking here.  The lawmaker has set aside the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Sunday mornings for “constituent meetings,” he said. Office staff will contact those requesting meetings with available dates and times, said Alisa Coleman, the MK’s chief of staff.