Tirosh In, Hasson Out as MKs Change Jobs

Ronit Tirosh is again a Knesset member for Kadima, replacing the outgoing Yisrael Hasson, who is taking a government job.

Moshe Cohen,

MK Ronit Tirosh
MK Ronit Tirosh
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Ronit Tirosh, formerly MK and Director General of the Education Ministry, is again a Knesset member for Kadima, replacing the outgoing Yisrael Hasson – who is taking on a job as head of the Archaeological Authority.

Tirosh was a member of the last Knesset, swept out of office when Kadima crashed at the polls in the 2013 election. She will be sworn in as a Knesset member next week, with MKs feting her new position.

Meanwhile, Hasson will take on the sometimes difficult job of Director General of the Archaeological Authority. Hasson was chosen, according to Chairman of the Authority Ivan Friedman, because “he has a great deal of experience in managing large organizations in the public sphere, is well educated, is well versed in managing budgets, and can effectively represent the Authority before external bodies.”

Hasson will be working for Culture and Sport Minister Limor Livnat, who said that Hasson “is very talented and has a unique background which makes him the right person for this job. He will be able to quickly adjust to his new responsibilities and will continue the successful research on archaeological matters that the Authority has been leading.”

Hasson has been a Knesset member since 2006, and is a veteran of the defense establishment, having served as vice-chairman of the Shabak. He was a member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and Economics Committee.

The outgoing MK thanked the Authority for choosing him, saying that he appreciated “the faith you have placed in me. I hope I will be able to fulfill this job's responsibilities in a worthy manner.”