Last week, the government accepted the proposal of Minister of Science and Technology Orit Farkash-Hacohen, and appointed the new members to the council. Imad Younis, Alpha Omega's President, was one of them. Each member is appointed for four years.

The council is meant to serve as the government's strategic thinking arm. Its task is to map the needs of research and development activity in Israel and to identify its strengths and weaknesses. 

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