The ceremony was postponed several times as not to draw attention to Israel's nuclear capabilities amid the struggle against Iran's nuclear program
Chaim Levinson is Haaretz's political correspondent.
Previously, he was the Yedioth Ahoronot correspondent for Religious Affairs and the Orthodox communities.
Levinson has a B.A. in Social and Humanities Studies at the Open University and a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Democracy Studies.
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