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Yohanan Plesner


Yohanan Plesner served as the first director-general of Kadima and as one of its Knesset members from 2007 to 2013. During that time, he served on the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee; the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee; as the co-chairman of the Knesset Lobby for Students and Higher Education; chair of the Knesset’s permanent delegation to the Council of Europe; and the chair of the Committee for Equality in National Service. On completing its work, the Equality in National Service committee  submitted a thorough, detailed, and gradated plan for solving one of the most important and complex socioeconomic challenges in Israeli society: the discrepancy in national service among Israel’s various sectors.

Areas of expertise

Political, government and electoral reforms, governance and the economy; improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the public sector; Israeli foreign and security policy; integration of the ultra-Orthodox population into mainstream Israeli society; equality in national service.

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