First US-born MK since Kahane to hold Knesset seat
LAST UPDATED: 01/23/2013 04:01
Israel apparently will have its first American-born Knesset member since the
late, firebrand Rabbi Meir Kahane nearly 30 years later in Maryland- native Dov
Lipman of Yesh Atid.
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Lipman credited English speakers with his victory,
saying that he was amazed by how many shifted to Yesh Atid due to debates
sponsored by The Jerusalem Post.
“I thank all the voters who showed their
faith in me and in our party,” Lipman said. “I view this as an opportunity and a
responsibility to those who put me in office. I look forward to being in touch
with the entire English-speaking population regarding how my office can serve
their needs. I will give every ounce of energy I have to the people of