The 33rd cabinet: A comprehensive look

The new government is expected to have 22 ministers, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Here are the agreed-upon portfolios/

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March 14, 2013 01:02
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Red carpet laid out for opening of 19th Knesset

Red carpet laid out for opening of 19th Knesset 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

The new government is expected to have 22 ministers, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Here are the agreed-upon portfolios.

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Binyamin Netanyahu – prime minister and temporary foreign minister

Moshe Ya’alon – defense minister

Gideon Sa’ar – interior minister

Yair Shamir – agriculture minister

Yitzhak Aharonovitch – public security minister

Sofa Landver – immigration absorption minister

Uzi Landau – tourism minister

Israel Katz – transportation minister

Gilad Erdan, Silvan Shalom, Yuval Steinitz and Limor Livnat are expected to divide the Ministries of Communications, Infrastructure, Strategic Affairs and Home Front Defense

Expected deputy ministers: deputy education minister, deputy health minister

Yuli Edelstein – Knesset speaker

Avigdor Liberman – Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chair man, foreign minister if exonerated in corruption trial

Tzachi Hanegbi - coalition chairman

Yesh Atid

Yair Lapid – finance minister

Shai Piron – education minister

Meir Cohen – welfare and social services minister

Yael German – health minister

Yaakov Peri – science minister

Ofer Shelah – deputy defense minister

Bayit Yehudi Naftali Bennett – economics and trade minister (formerly Industry, trade and labor), with responsibility for the Religious Services Ministry and the Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Ministry

Uri Ariel – construction and housing, including the Israel Lands Authority

Uri Orbach – pensioners affairs

Eliahu Ben-Dahan – deputy religious services minister, with expanded responsibilities, including conversion, the Chief Rabbinate and yeshivas

Nissan Slomiansky and Ayelet Shaked – rotation for head of the Knesset Finance Committee

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Tzipi Livni – justice minister

Amir Peretz – environmental protection minister


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