Jobs for the boys (and a couple of the girls)

April 3, 2013 13:42

The ministry appointments have more correlation with prestige than with prior experience. Here’s what should have happened with the coalition shuffle.

19th Knesset

19th Knesset. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

Does a personal fortune and a history of chatting to guests on TV make Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid qualified to run the suddenly flailing Israeli economy? Does selling a technology company for millions mean Bayit Yehudi’s Naftali Bennett should be in charge of trade and industry? When was the last time Limor Livnat engaged in any sporting activity that didn’t involve leaping into someone else's Olympic spotlight?

Every cycle, every government slides inherently unqualified and ill-informed pols into positions of immense import, ministries where they arguably have no right to be.


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