National Security Council, Dayan propose change

The National Security Council was finalizing a proposal Sunday that would make the advisory committee into an inseparable part of the staff of the prime minister's office. Among other recommendations, the council recommended that its offices be transferred to Jerusalem and to integrate its members in the government's policymaking and implementation of those policies. The proposal also suggested that a similar, parallel council be established for advisory purposes on social and economic issues. Former national security advisor in both the Sharon and Barak governments, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Uzi Dayan, proposed that State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss anchor the council's existence legislatively, and urged the initiation of structural changes that would enable such a legitimization. In the near future, Lindenstrauss is expected to deliver a report on the function and activities of the NSC.