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Erdan replaces Dichter as home front defense minister
The new Home Front Defense and Communication Minister Gilad Erdan, formally replaced Avi Dichter in this position at a ceremony attended by incoming Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

 

During the ceremony, Dichter referred to Operation Pillar of Defense and said that "this was the most successful and effective military campaign the defense establishment had in decades." Erdan said "I don't have a decorated military career but I definitely understand the importance of the task at hand." (Yoav Zitun)