Flotilla Committee 311.
(photo credit: Moshe Milner)
Following a week's worth of coverage about the Terkel Committee in the Hebrew
press that focused on the collective ages of the members, Deputy Pensioners
Affairs Minister Leah Ness sent the committee members a letter on Wednesday
praising them for their vitality.
She said the age of the committee
members should be seen by the public as an advantage and not a
She said it was important to improve the image of
pensioners in Israel.
“Israeli society can gain a lot from the experience
of its veteran citizens,” Ness wrote. “The members of the committee set a