Matan Vilnai to run for JNF chairmanship

January 4, 2011 12:31

In a surprising move by the Labor party, Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai has announced his candidacy for the position of the Jewish National Fund chair. Vilnai is set to run against incumbent chairman Effi Stenzler, Israel Radio reported Tuesday morning.

Labor MK Shalom Simhon announced yesterday that he no longer plans to run for JNF chair. Labor will officially decide on its candidate in about three weeks.

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