MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home), a strong advocate of Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria, will be responsible for attending to civilian affairs in that region for the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
The appointment of Yogev to the post was announced Tuesday, as membership of the Knesset's most powerful committee was finalized.
Yogev will be in charge of matters that affect civilians in Judea and Samaria. Among his jobs will be producing reports on the condition of communities and their needs, as well as on the defense situation as it affects civilians. The topics he will study include the safety of roads and transportation systems affecting civilians in the region, as well as assessing infrastructure needs.
The reports will be used by the Committee to recommend implementation of improvements and changes in how “facts on the ground” affect citizens, as well as to help draw up budgets for funding projects.
Earlier this year, Yogev joined Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in calling French Jews to make aliyah – and said that there was plenty of room for them throughout the country, including in Judea and Samaria.
Speaking after the attack on a kosher grocery in Paris in January in which four Jews were murdered, Yogev said that “we are all shocked at the recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks in France. To all our Jewish brothers in France we call: Come and make Aliyah to Israel! Here is your home – our home.”