The new ministers of the 37th Israeli government began their first day at work in their government offices this morning (Sunday).
Some of them entered their first day in office after a ceremony of exchange with their predecessors, while others decided to give up this status.
During the exchange of ministers ceremony, the outgoing Minister of Education Yifat Shasha Biton revealed to her replacement Yoav Kish of the Likud that these days the Ministry of Education hopes to close the issue of security in the Polish trips, after cooperation on the matter with the Shin Bet: "I have a surprise for you - in the last months we worked together with the Shin Bet regarding disputes over content and security on trips to Poland and we closed the content issue," she said at the ceremony.
"These days we hope to close the security issue and I estimate that in the near future the efforts will bear fruit and the expeditions will be able to go on trips again."
Deri and Horowitz at the change of roles ceremony, this morning (photo: official website, L.A.M.)
The incoming Minister of Health and Interior, Aryeh Deri of Shas, replaced his predecessor in the position of Nitzan Horowitz of Meretz at the Ministry of Health after a ceremony in the presence of the incoming Deputy Minister of Health, MK Moshe Arbel and the Director General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Nachman Ash and the management of the Ministry of Health. I accept the position because I see great importance and meaning in it for those who really come to work," said Deri at the ceremony.
"We have made great achievements in the coalition negotiations, and I hope that our political power will help us realize all our agreements," he continued. "We emphasize two things Central: a significant addition to the budget base of NIS 5.85 billion, as well as receiving powers that will allow us to manage the office and implement the policy of the minister and the administrative level of the office.
We came to work and do good for all the citizens of Israel, and in Israel this is how we will do it."