Galant appoints first-ever deaf spokesperson to a minister

In today’s world of e-mail and WhatsApp, a journalist can work with a spokesperson for months without ever actually speaking to him or her. Nira Yadin, Housing Minister Yoav Galant’s new spokeswoman, plans to use that norm to her advantage, because she is deaf.

Yadin, 39, a single mother of a 10.5 year old, worked as a freelance journalist and photographer and a systems analyst for Mekorot, and decided she wanted to work in government, on serious policy issues like the housing crisis.

In an interview with The Jerusalem Post via Facebook Messenger, Yadin said she had contacted several ministers, but decided that she wanted to work for someone she really believed in and set her sights on Galant.


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