Immigrants to Israel from English-speaking countries gained a voice on the powerful Knesset Finance Committee Monday when American-born Yesh Atid MK Dov Lipman joined the committee.

Lipman, who replaced Yesh Atid MK Karin Elharar on the committee, vowed to use his new post to advance haredi (ultra-Orthodox) employment programs and public health, protect the environment, inspire more aliyah, and ensure easier immigrant absorption.

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"I will work to ensure that our government budgets wisely to deal with current needs while also thinking long-term," he said.

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