Political plonter comes to an end with Netanyahu-Gantz's swearing-in • Likud official on publicity spearheading photo: "The whole idea sounds like a hallucination"
If there are no last-minute changes, today, after more than 500 days, a government will be sworn in. Until the inauguration, which is due to take place in the late evening, Netanyahu has quite a bit of work to divide the files within his party and face last-minute pressures and still try to join the right-wing party - although yesterday the door between the parties seemed to have finally closed.
Netanyahu and Gantz sworn to 23rd Knesset before empty plenary // Photo: Knesset channel
In preparation for the inauguration, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a letter to the President announcing that he had succeeded in forming a government. At the same time, a coalition agreement with Shas and Torah Judaism was signed and even the basic lines of the government were laid.
In Likud, the distribution of files continued throughout the night, and will probably continue today. A surprise in the appointment of Likud ministers was announced last night with the news in the news that MK Miri Regev is being offered a foreign minister's role in a rotation that will take a year and a half, under Prime Minister Benny Gantz. One of the Likud officials told Israel today last night: "Until I I don't hear from Netanyahu that this is a real proposition, I won't believe it. It sounds hallucinatory. Miri does not fit in a place where diplomatic and state needs it. "
The Foreign Ministry also reacted in shock. A foreign ministry official commented on his colleagues' comments: "Some said it was a very problematic public message that if the prime minister's wife succumbed, the foreign portfolio could be received in return. Some people said the proposal was indicative of the contempt that the US secretary has for the Foreign Ministry. Another colleague said that you fired Regev from offices to demolish, not to build. On the other hand, there were also optimists who hoped that Regev would be able to bring budgets because of her proximity to the plate. "
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Regev is not yet closed in the Foreign Ministry, but those who did secure their place are Yuli Edelstein in the Ministry of Health, Yariv Levin as Knesset Speaker, and Ofir Akunis in the Regional Cooperation Office. Israel Katz is expected to receive the treasury portfolio, Amir Ohana - the Ministry of Public Security.
Meeting with Rafi Peretz
The Likud has a list of ministers who consider themselves worthy of a ministerial position, including Yoav Galant, Avi Dichter, Gila Gamliel, Nir Barkat, Dudi Amsalem, Tzipi Hotbly and Eli Cohen, who compete for education, transport, energy, environmental protection, intelligence, and the Jerusalem Ministry of Affairs. And heritage.
In the meantime, the Likud and the Allies are also storming to the right, which will probably find itself outside the government. According to the PM, Netanyahu made one last attempt to put the list in government before the coalition agreements were put in place tonight. According to Likud officials, Netanyahu offered her an education portfolio or "senior economic portfolio" of their choice, in addition to the Jerusalem portfolio and the Settlement, National Service and Heritage Division. But the conversation ended in a blast.
Netanyahu's statement says: "Unfortunately, Bennett rejected the proposal because of the internal struggle within the right for the distribution of the files and because what is important to him is a ideology and not an ideology."
On her right, Netanyahu said in a conversation with Bennett that the Likud proposal has not changed and will not change. The proposal is a Jerusalem file, a deputy minister with responsibility for national service and settlement, half chairman of the absorption committee and another minister. The right hand claims that the words "senior economic file" were not mentioned in the conversation, nor was the education file mentioned. Netanyahu said "another file" without elaborating which "The decision by Netanyahu," Bennett said, "means, as I said from the beginning, that we want to enter the government only if we have influence."
Stress in white and blue
Last night, Netanyahu met with Rabbi Rafi Peretz again and offered to say goodbye to his friends for the Jerusalem and Heritage Portfolio. In the vicinity of the rabbi, they said: "He is not currently taking."
Even in white, blue is still quiet. What is known is that Gantz will of course be the Minister of Defense, Gabi Ashkenazi will serve as Foreign Minister (and in rotation will become Minister of Defense), Avi Nissenkorn will be appointed Minister of Justice, Hailey Trooper will serve as Minister of Sport, and Pnina Tamano will give a picture to the immigration and absorption minister. Amar Yankelevich is a candidate for the Diaspora Portfolio, Meirav Cohen is the Social Equality Portfolio, and Yoaz Handel is expected to serve as Minister of Communications. Alon Schuster and Mickey Haimovich are nominated for the agricultural portfolio. Assaf Zamir or Orit Farkas Cohen will hold the tourism portfolio.
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In the meantime, an agreement was signed between the Likud and the Bridge faction during the night, in which it was decided to establish a new office for the dimensions of the chairman of the bridge, and will include areas and authorities hitherto found by the Ministry of Public Security. In its area of authority, the Authority for Combating Drugs and Alcohol will include the city project "City without Violence ”- will be about preventing domestic violence, the National Headquarters for the Protection of Children on the Net and will also promote empowerment projects in the Arab sector.