Yacimovich appoints economist as opposition chief

April 9, 2013 19:34


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Opposition chairwoman, Shelly Yacimovich appointed economist Amit Ben-Zur as opposition chief of staff, Tuesday.

The appointment by Yacimovich followed an announcement by Knesset Chairman MK Yuli Edelstein of the official beginning of the Labor chairwoman's term as opposition chairwoman.

Ben-Zur, an economist and educator, has served in the past as a senior Health Ministry official.

"Amit is a great partner, a brilliant individual with values, and he has a wide-range of experience in regards to both Knesset work and government work," Yacimovich said.

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