Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
Yoaz Hendel, a strategic and military affairs columnist and commentator, will
replace Gidi Schmerling as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s chief media adviser in October.
Hendel, a columnist for Yediot Aharonot, a military
commentator for Makor Rishon, and a talk show host on a program dealing with
security affairs on Army Radio, will be Netanyahu’s fourth media adviser since
taking office in 2009.
Schmerling, who will reportedly move over to
become the spokesman for the Tel Aviv municipality, replaced Nir Hefetz, another
t journalist who left the job in December. Hefetz replaced Yossi
Levy just a few months after Netanyahu took office.
Hendel, a military
historian and lecturer at Bar-Ilan University and a research fellow at the
Begin- Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, recently wrote a book with The
’s Yaakov Katz entitled: Israel vs. Iran: The Shadow
The Prime Minister’s Office has not yet put out an official