Eichler sworn in as MK instead of Porush

By JONAH MANDEL
February 7, 2011 21:45

The Knesset on Monday swore in Israel Eichler (United Torah Judaism) as a new member in the stead of former Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush, who resigned from the Knesset as part of a rotation agreement.

Eichler, who represents the Belz hassidic dynasty in UTJ, was unanimously elected faction chairman in a Monday faction meeting.

In the same meeting, former faction chairman Eliezer Menahem Mozes was unanimously chosen to replace Porush as deputy education minister.


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