MK Haim Jelin
The role of the legislator in the regulation of UAS in Israel - major challenges and goals
Member of Knesset Jelin (Yesh Atid) is the Chair of the Knesset Subcommittee for Examining and Regulating the Activity of Unmanned Drones and Aircraft.
Jelin was born in 1958 in Buenos Aires, Argentina; he immigrated to Israel at the age of 18.
He holds a BA in Economics and Management; he is married and a father of four, and lives in Kibbutz Be'eri.
Jelin served as head of the Eshkol Regional Council, which borders on the Gaza Strip from 2007–2015. In this role, Jelin took significant steps to bolster the region's residents and strengthen the local economy in the face of the difficult security situation and the hardships it presented to daily life. Projects included founding three towns near the border with Egypt, fortifying civilian infrastructure from rocket attacks, and strengthening education in the region.
He also served as a spokesman for area residents, representing the residents’ difficulties in the face of incessant rocket fire and shelling and earning admiration for his leadership during difficult times. In January 2015, Jelin was member of a private Israeli delegation that appeared before the Schabas Commission on Operation Protective Edge and presented the Israeli side of the operation.
Currently, MK Jelin holds the following positions, among others:
Member of the State Control Committee and the Science and Technology Committee; alternate member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
Chair of Subcommittee for Examining and Regulating the Activity of Unmanned Drones and Aircraft
Chair of the Knesset caucuses for Local Government, Border Settlements, Agriculture, and a Diplomatic Vision for the Gaza Strip
Chair of the Knesset Parliamentary Friendship Groups with Argentina and with Mexico and the Caribbean
Member of the Knesset delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union and
member of the Standing Committee on Peace and International Security