Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who also serves as minister for strategic affairs, has appointed Ret. Brig. Gen. Sima Vaknin-Gil as director-general of the Strategic Affairs Ministry. Vaknin-Gil, 50, has a bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern studies and a masters degree in national security studies, both with distinction. She served 30 years in the Israeli Air Force's intelligence division and was the IDF's chief military censor for the last 10 years. Her appointment was approved by the government's committee for appointments of senior officials.