Tourism Minister Uzi Landau (Yisrael Beytenu) will not run for a subsequent Knesset, he announced Sunday.
“For 31 years of open activity, we served in executive positions in a Knesset and government,” he said. “During this time, we took partial in discussions, initiatives and decisions that were critical to a country.”
Landau pronounced he sees himself as stability to be active and apportion to a country, though that a time has come for him to leave a legislature.
“Yisrael Beytenu, led by Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, has executive significance in a rising domestic map, and we would like to appreciate him for years of work together,” he added. “I will support and assistance [the party] in a choosing as most as we am asked to.”
Landau’s proclamation comes as several comparison total connected to Yisrael Beytenu are underneath review on crime charges, including Deputy Interior Minister Faina Kirschenbaum. The maestro MK did not contend if his preference is connected to a incident.
His depart also comes in light of reports that Liberman designed not to put Landau, Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir and David Rotem, authority of a Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, on a Yisrael Beytenu list for a subsequent Knesset.
Landau, 71, was a Knesset member in Likud from 1984- 2006, portion as Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman, open confidence apportion and a apportion in a Prime Minister’s Office – a pursuit from that then-prime apportion Ariel Sharon dismissed him for voting opposite a Gaza disengagement.
He ran in Yisrael Beytenu in 2008, where he served as inhabitant infrastructure apportion and afterwards tourism minister.
Landau is a son of Haim Landau, an Irgun commander and one of a leaders of Herut, one of a parties that eventually became Likud.
He has a PhD in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked as a systems researcher before entering politics.