Cabinet to vote on portfolio reshuffle today

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will take on the Economy Ministry but will not get the labor and employment section.

July 30, 2016 23:49

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a meeting of cabinet ministers in Jerusalem, May 30, 2016. (photo credit: KOBI GIDON / GPO)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The cabinet is expected to authorize a reshuffle on Sunday as a team-up of two Likud ministers pressuring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bears fruit.

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will take on the Economy Ministry but will not get the labor and employment section.

The Economy Ministry originally had been offered to Construction and Housing Minister Yoav Galant, but the latter decided to stay where he is. The labor and employment section is expected to go to Welfare Minister Haim Katz (Likud) reviving the former Welfare and Labor Ministry.

Jerusalem Minister Ze’ev Elkin is expected to retain his current portfolio and also get the Environmental Protection Ministry, which Kahlon held after former minister Avi Gabbay resigned.

Katz and Elkin teamed up to pressure Netanyahu not to make Elkin relinquish the Jerusalem Ministry, with Katz refusing to accept his part of the deal if Elkin didn’t keep both portfolios.

Netanyahu also had sought ways to promote Minister-without-Portfolio Tzachi Hanegbi and Deputy Regional Cooperation Minister Ayoub Kara.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Tzachi Halevy and Lior Raz star in Fauda
April 21, 2019
Want to be in Fauda? Take your shot