The Knesset's temporary Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee approved the nomination of Avigdor Lieberman as committee chairman. "We are facing challenges that cannot wait until the government is formed," Lieberman said.
Meretz Chairwoman Zahava Gal-On opposed the appointment, as she said: "I ask that we delay the appointment until the attorney general hands his legal evaluation. Lieberman is facing trial, and that poses a problem." (Moran Azulay)