Mission control

In her job as State Control Committee chairwoman, MK Karin Elharar doesn’t cut the government, or herself, any slack.

Three years into her career as a lawmaker, Yesh Atid MK Karin Elharar made her mark on the Knesset in a way some veteran lawmakers are still dreaming of. The chairwoman of the State Control Committee is indisputably a rising political star, and unlike some of her colleagues, made a name for herself in the Knesset without attention- grabbing stunts, through sheer will, perseverance and hard work.

THE MOMENT one meets Elharar, 39, it’s obvious that she knows how to overcome obstacles. Elharar has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair, as her mobility is extremely limited. Yet she took politics, a challenging career for anyone, head-on, and when she stands at the helm of her committee, it’s like any other MK is up there – or at least any other no-nonsense MK who doesn’t cut the government any slack, as behooves a good Control Committee head. Continue reading 


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